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I use a VPS with Ubuntu 10.04. After I performed "apt-get upgrade", the ssh daemon stopped working and does not automatically start when I restart my server. I have only access to files (edit, create delete etc.) and no shell access. Could you please help me out with setting up SSH Daemon autostart? Thank you very much.

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If you can edit files, you can access the log files. Are there any informations in /var/log/syslog? – Sven Feb 6 '12 at 13:56
For what should I look for inside the log file? – Paris Feb 6 '12 at 14:15
Anything that looks related to the failed start of the SSH daemon. – Sven Feb 6 '12 at 14:18
ssh or sshd are referred nowhere inside the file. – Paris Feb 6 '12 at 14:19
you should look inside /var/log/auth.log ...should give TIMESTAMP SERVERNAME sshd[8355]: Server listening on port 22. TIMESTAMP SERVERNAME sshd[8355]: Server listening on :: port 22 on successful startup of sshd daemon – kaji Feb 6 '12 at 14:28

I am afraid without shell access, there is little we could do to diagnose the problem. Does your VPS comes with control panel of any sort ? if they do provide that , their should be direct console access from there otherwise you will have to contact a support person from VPS company that has direct access to the server.

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I use the Virtuozzo Control panel, but it does not give me shell access. – Paris Feb 6 '12 at 14:04
I don't have any experience with virtuozzo control panel. Best option would be to contact the person who has a physical access to the machine which hosts the VPS in your case. – kaji Feb 6 '12 at 14:24

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