Webmin on Hoary

Ed Fletcher ed at fletcher.ca
Thu Jun 2 06:35:13 UTC 2005

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Michael R Head wrote:
| On Wed, 2005-06-01 at 22:48 -0700, Mike Bird wrote:
|>See /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf
|>The "allow=" line limits access to localhost.  Comment out the
|>line to allow access from anywhere, or change it to e.g.
|>"allow=" to allow access from localhost
|>and the net.  Note that you have to use a netmask, not a
|>prefix length.
| Another option is to let ssh do the work for you. Let's say webmin is
| listening on port 80 on your machine 'headless'
| You should be able to do this:
| ssh -L 8080:localhost:80 headless
| Once you've signed in to 'headless,' you can point your browser at
| http://localhost:8080 and work with webmin via a secure channel, as well
| as without having to dink with any config files.
|>You should probably set /etc/hosts.allow back the way it was.
| Agreed.
|>--Mike Bird

It works!  That's pretty darned slick!

I used "ssh -L 8080:localhost:10000 headless' and 'https://localhost:8080'

I had no idea that ssh was capable of doing that.  And since I can
already use ssh to login from anywhere I take my laptop, this should
work perfectly.

I'll try it out tomorrow from a coffee shop with free wireless.

Many thanks to both Michael and Mike,
- --
Ed Fletcher
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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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