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    Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    What is Webmin?
    Webmin is an excellent web-based interface to your *nix based machines(www.webmin.com). There are no webmin packages in the latest release "Dapper". This is how I installed webmin on my Dapper server...
    Edit Jul 15 2006: as of July 2006 webmin.com has a testing deb for the full webmin package. You can use this, but you will have to enable the root user. Following the instructions below will avoid enabling the root account.

    1. Install SSH
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ssh
    2. Enable the universe and multiverse repositories in the /etc/apt/sources.list (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AddingRepositoriesCliHowto)

    3. To make this easier use a ssh client like Putty(Win32) or a Term on another machine that has a GUI and copy/paste these commands or you can just re-type them...

    Below is the source I just happened to use. If it is not working go to: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/w...n-1.350.tar.gz and find a working mirror.

    Where to install Webmin?
    At this point you should note that the directory that you are currently in will be the directory that webmin gets installed into. I don't mind it being in /home/MyAdminAccount/webmin, but if you want it somewhere else now is the time to change to that directory.

    Doing something like this would put your installation in /opt/webmin
    Code:
    sudo su
    Code:
    mkdir /opt/webmin
    and then
    Code:
    cd /opt/webmin
    Now Download the Webmin archive...
    Code:
    wget http://easynews.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/webadmin/webmin-1.350.tar.gz
    Code:
    gzip -cd webmin-1.350.tar.gz | tar xvf -
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libauthen-pam-perl libnet-ssleay-perl libpam-runtime openssl perl perl-modules
    Code:
    cd webmin*
    Code:
    ./setup.sh
    Basically just hit enter and choose SSL and the auto start the service at boot
    Web server port (default 10000): (Feel Free to change this)
    Login name (default admin):
    Login password: AReallyGoodONE
    Password again: AReallyGoodONE
    Use SSL (y/n): y
    Start Webmin at boot time (y/n): y

    Now you can login with the user/password that you set at the https://IpAddressOfYourMachine:10000
    Last edited by crmanski; June 18th, 2007 at 09:57 PM. Reason: Updated for webmin-1.350 version update

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    Great information. Worked perfect. Thanks a lot for taking the time to write out these instructions.

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    this is awesome. Just what I was looking for. THANKS!!

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    nice how to!

    Do you know how to manage apache2 with webmin?
    In this default install it is all adapted to apache 1.

    Ciao
    Richard

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    good how-to

    it's a shame there is no webmin package for debian/ubuntu any more. great admin tool when correctly secured.

    blkish

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    Quote Originally Posted by rso
    nice how to!

    Do you know how to manage apache2 with webmin?
    In this default install it is all adapted to apache 1.

    Ciao
    Richard
    Basically just click on config and change everything you see that says "apache" to "apache2"
    There are two other items...
    "File or directory to add virtual servers to"
    /etc/apache2/sites-available
    "Directory to create links in for new virtual servers"
    /etc/apache2/sites-enabled

    I attached a screenshot of my config page to this post...
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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    nice how-to
    thank you!

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    I did it and it worked, but after recompiling the kernel and rebooting I cannot connect anymore. Do I have to redo everything or am I missing something here?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    Quote Originally Posted by rso
    I did it and it worked, but after recompiling the kernel and rebooting I cannot connect anymore. Do I have to redo everything or am I missing something here?

    Thanks for your help.
    It sounds like the service didn't start up. I would try...
    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/webmin start
    ...and see what happens.

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    Re: Installing Webmin on Dapper Server

    Thanks crmanski for the tutorial. Worked like a charm!

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