Ok, i re-installed from the official distro (latest ISO download), as i changed the system to a different server, though i changed back when i realized the different server did not have enough memory.
so anyway, long story longer…
after a semi-fresh install (after setting up a few things), i may have somehow botched the configuration somewhere as i no longer have SSH access to the server. i have checked the firewall config, and can’t see where it would be denying access. this computer is listed as trusted.
second problem, iSymphony is installed (and re-installed), but appears to not be running. i have downloaded the RPM from getisymphony.com, but without SSH, i my hands are rather tied.
thanks in advance for any help.