Webmin on Dapper\Edgy

Brian Fahrlander brian at fahrlander.net
Sun Nov 26 21:45:36 UTC 2006

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John K Masters wrote:
> Mihamina Rakotomandimby wrote:
>> On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 16:23 +0000, GyroTech wrote:
>>>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2006-September/020471.html>
>>>>  "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 
> configuring works.
> Don't use it anymore but I can think of situations where I might.

    Wow; obviously they don't remember LinuxConf; that was Linux's
"Stacker".  :>

    I've installed it for maybe 10 years- not once have I had a moment's
problem.  How are these people having such problems, does anyone know?
After Linuxconf, Webmin was a breath of fresh air...

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