VM demanding root password

#1

Hello.

I have an old VM … which I have been using for nearly 2 years now. In the past I have always logged in via SSH using my private key. Today, after a reboot, it is demanding a root password and not accepting my private key. Any ideas? I am left without access. The web application hosted on this VM is also not accessible via the browser.

Thanks
Vipul.

#2

OK - I have fixed this using the below.

I was able to login using Scaleway’s public DNS … looks like this: e9548bda-0e5b-4820-8f46-f9d3345xsdd3.pub.cloud.scaleway.com

The problem seems to be with DNS and IP addresses. After a successful login, I went to GoDaddy and recreated the A-record. This has fixed the issue.