Webmin on Hoary

Ed Fletcher ed at fletcher.ca
Thu Jun 2 05:36:43 UTC 2005

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Hi All:

I'm trying to set up Webmin on my Hoary server.  By default, it installs
in ssl mode, which is great.  However, I cannot log in from another
machine on the local network.  I get an 'Access denied from [my ip]'
message.  I've add this ip to /etc/hosts.allow with the ALL switch.
I've tried to set up ssl with
'openssl genrsa -out privkey.pem 4096'
but it only seems to generate a private key.  Note that I didn't add the
- -des3 switch to create a passphrase as it seemed to be not a good idea
to use one for a key that will be used with a server certificate.

I'm really not sure which way to go here.  The documentation at
openssl.org is pretty minimal.  Installing webmin generated a
certificate but (seemingly) nothing else.  I understand that there are
some login issues to deal with in webmin, but I'm not even getting as
far as the login page.

I can log in locally from the server with lynx.  (I found out how to set
a root password for webmin without needing one on the box itself.)  I
just can't get to the login page from another computer.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

- --
Ed Fletcher
ed at fletcher.ca

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless,
whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism
or the holy name of liberty or democracy?  -  Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

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