# /sbin/service network stop
on a remote Data Center server with no immediate onsite help available to start the network from local login.
No prizes for guessing who did this !!!
It was me 😦
One of our boxes was being flood attacked by someone (unsuccessful attempt). I was investigating the box and habit of using tab completion screwed things up.
If that attacker was trying to get our box down… I probably helped him !!! 😦