[SOLVED] Error - Access denied for IPADDRESS for to many login attempts

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#1 Fri, 03/30/2012 - 00:30
Kutakizukari
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[SOLVED] Error - Access denied for IPADDRESS for to many login attempts

Installed Virtualmin on an EC2 Instance and after going to https://mydomain.com:10000 I was trying to put in the login information for the Instance but after a few tries I got:

Error - Access denied for IPADDRESS for to many login attempts

After the fact I did the /usr/{share,libexec}/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/webmin root XYZ instructions.

How to I get access back if at all? I was so close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 00:52
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After a little bit a waiting it works and lets me try to log in again.

But the "/usr/{share,libexec}/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/webmin root XYZ" did not seem to take, it says.

usage: changepass.pl

This program allows you to change the password of a user in the Webmin password file. For example, to change the password of the admin user to foo, you would run: changepass.pl /etc/webmin admin foo This assumes that /etc/webmin is the Webmin configuration directory.

I have tried different things with different errors coming up like changepass.pl is not a command.

how do i fix so I can log into https://mydomain.com:10000?

If this helps using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 03:34
Locutus

Webmin should initially have been set up with your root user and password, can't you log in with that?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 11:25
Kutakizukari
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Thank you for the reply.

With the Amazon Web Service EC2 only a key located on the local disk of the user is used so a password was not set only a username.

I also tried using only the login name for webmin that lets me login into SSH but it did not work.

Here http://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/installation/automated under the title "Setting a root password" it tries to help with this problem but it seems I don't understand how to set it up correctly.

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 23:50
Kutakizukari
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I finaly got the ubuntu user a password with "sudo passwd ubuntu" I can now log into Webmin.

"Civilize the mind, but make savage the body." ~Chairman Mao