Something is amiss


#1

I’ve had a few strange problems crop up today:

  1. My self-compiled PHP CGI mysteriously started throwing 500 errors – the culprit was that my cgi-bin directory lost its execute privs
  2. Email is bypassing my custom procmail rules
  3. My home directory now is owned by root:staff meaning I can’t create new files
  4. SSH now requires I use password authentication, even though my public key is in .ssh/authorized_keys2 and has worked up until today

Anyone else having troubles?


#2

which servers are you on?


#3

malt.dreamhost.com is the one I login to, but my home directory is symlinked to /home/.gambart/dphiffer. I think my mail server is spork.dreamhost.com.


#4

When you go to your webadminpanel, and then to Domains >> DNS, What is Type “MX” set to, and what is “www” set to?


#5

Oh my, there are quite a few entries. I guess malt (for www) and spork (for mail) are the ones that keep coming up consistently.


#6

That sounds like something that was either done intentionally by us for some reason or a goofup somewhere. Either way you need to contact our support.

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder

#7

Yeah, I’ve done that. My procmail problem is fixed, but I’m not sure about the other things. Feedback has been minimal.


#8

I responded to this directly. There was a problem on the server and our support team did not notice it right away. It only affected this one user account.

  • Dallas
  • DreamHost Head Honcho/Founder