Webmin on Dapper\Edgy
John K Masters
johnmasters at oxtedonline.co.uk
Sun Nov 26 19:37:43 UTC 2006
Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 16:23 +0000, GyroTech wrote:
>>> "And I was really hoping no one would bring up webmin. It's a
>>> piece of software so horrifyingly vile that we want absolutely
>>> _nothing_ to do with it, not even carry it in the Ubuntu archive.
>>> The entirety of the ubuntu-server team had a small celebration
>>> the day that package was killed."
>> Ouch!! That's pretty damning... I don't suppose they know of
>> another easy-to-use single point remote interface to mess around
>> with Linux administration do they??
There are security issues with Webmin as there are with ANY software.
However, given a few basic rules, it is no more insecure than Apache or
Bind. However, if you are competent enough to secure Webmin then you do
not need it.
I found it a great tool for learning. Got a VPS at $10 a month and set
up my own nameserver, mailserver etc., learning as I went along. It's
different from Plesk, CPanel and the other stuff in that you need a
basic understanding of how the particular piece of software you are
Don't use it anymore but I can think of situations where I might.
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