This is what I get for working late at night.. but..
I enabled ufw and was dorking around.. Problem 1.
via ufw I allowed in port 80 (only) .. Problem 2.
By doing this I am completely locked out of the applicance. .. I "assume" can boot with a .iso and run single user and mount the /dev/sba and remove the ufw config file.. Thus gaining control again..
Can anyone confirm that this "should" work ?
(ufw - careful what you wish for....)