Using Webmin

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at
Wed Jan 17 20:42:10 UTC 2007

Robe wrote:

> Hi there,
> I wanna use Webmin to administrate my server but I don't know now
> what's better. I've two choices now to use webmin
>    1. Install the Gnome desktop in the Server edition or
>    2. Install Apache, MySql and PHP in the Desktop edition

Why do you need a desktop on your server? It's been a while since I
installed or used Webmin, but all you should need is the appropriate
Perl dependencies. Webmin is like it's own little web server. There's no
"GUI", that's all done by your favorite web browser. Webmin listens on
an odd port (10000 ?) for incoming connection requests just like Apache
or anything else, and you usually want to connect to that service from
across the network on a machine that does already have a full desktop
and shiny graphical browser installed. 

Although... I have on several occasions SSH'd into a server from a
remote location and made adjustments through Webmin using Lynx running
"locally". It's a lot safer than having Webmin facing the public, and
in all honesty It's not really as painful as it sounds. ;)

Unless of course Webmin has changed the way it does things drastically
in the last year or so...???

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