So, I have been unable to access my webmail today since about 3 PM… figured it was just a simple config problem… really nothing else going on to alert me to a problem… file a ticket, wait for a reply… tonight I finally get home and go to check the ticket… of course the tech didn’t understand the problem or read through what I wrote carefully. Yes it was working previously… duh.
IMAP and Webmail are still not functioning so I go to SSH in to check if I can use Unix mail… just to delete spam and make sure my mailbox doesn’t fill up… I log in and get:
Could not chdir to home directory /home/*********: No such file or directory
uh… really? I try to CD to it… nope… it’s really not there… Oh Crap! I launch a web browser and sure enough all my web sites read:
Site Temporarily Unavailable
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the webmaster/ tech support immediately to have them rectify this.
error id: “bad_httpd_conf”
so… since my home directory is gone… is that a common thing to happen accidentally or was it a malicious attack by someone?