What Is "init 1" And How Do I Stop It

Cliff Wells cliff at develix.com
Mon Dec 12 21:23:01 UTC 2011

init 1 takes the system into single user mode.  Typically this means
services such as sshd will be terminated, and in fact, may terminate all
networking on some systems.

You'll have to call your provider and have them restart the system.


On Mon, 2011-12-12 at 16:03 -0500, wishkah wrote:
> I am a moron.
> With that said, I read some google post about trying to get some
> privilege to make things easier or something and I typed "init 1" while
> ssh'd into my nginx server.
> now I can't login at all I get:
> EnvyPro: wish$ ssh engage at mysuperhost.com
> ssh: connect to host mysuperhost.com port 22: Connection refused
> Can someone please help me I am an idiot and I hav eno idea what that
> did or how to fix it. Please just a quick how to fix so I can log back
> into my server and fix this site!
> ty in advance if anyone can help.
> Posted at Nginx Forum: http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,219967,219967#msg-219967
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