Webmin Installation

2Webmin is a web based interface the allows you to easy administer your server from a distance. It allows you to maintain accounts, manipulate files, adjust Samba and other servers and quit some more. Webmin support many modules that can be added to change almost anything on your server without the command line. You will still need the command line for some tasks…….

Install dependencies:
sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python

If you get presented errors from the last command execute the following statement:
sudo apt-get -f install

Find out the latest version of Webmin through the WebMin site. replace the following lines with the correct version. Then download WebMin:
cd /tmp
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.820_all.deb

Install the package:
sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.820_all.deb

This installs WebMin which you can reach through a web browser to https://your.ser.ver.address:10000. The warning because of a missing certificate can be ignored. Later on this page you can read how this can be solved.

Changes to Webmin:

Spindown mogelijk maken met Webmin:
Through WebMin -> Webmin Configuration -> Background Status Collection -> Collect System Status in background you find that this value is set to 5 minutes. Turn this option of because it might and sometime will trigger the harddisk in your system to be powered on. This ofcourse prevent the drive to get to the idle state that we require as the server is not used.

Use WebMin without SSL:
If you contact WebMin through https://your.ser.ver.address:10000 your browser will complain about a missing or wrong certificate. When your server port cannot be reached from outside, because of the configuration of your router ate home, this is not a requirement. Therefor you do not need SSL encription to use WebMin so swtich it of by editing:
sudo nano /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf

Change the line with”ssl=1″ to “ssl=0” and save the file.
Restart WebMin:
sudo /etc/init.d/webmin restart

Now WebMin can be reached through http://your.ser.ver.address:10000

Last Updated on 31 oktober 2016