I'm using a linode VPS and I just cloned one of my servers to my development server as I've done many times before.
SSH is inaccessible until
/etc/network/interfaces is correctly updated. I log into the linode lish shell via ssh AND the web based ajax console.
I try to modify the interfaces file but the cursor positions appear to be wrong. I'll start modifying a line and the contents of another line will suddenly appear. Save and open the file and it turns out I wasn't even writing on that line! Or the line I just wrote isn't even visible until I try typing some text.
The buggy behavior is consistent across nano and vim.
I'll be contacting support but they are not always going to be around in an emergency. Any ideas here?
What's going on? Where should I look to debug this? I'm just glad this is not a production environment problem. My interfaces file is foobared and I can't even comment out the right lines.