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076 - Installation of webmin

  • What is webmin?

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Linux. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Linux configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely.

  • Installing RPM

If you are using the RPM version of Webmin, first download the file and then run the command :

[myserver]# rpm -U webmin-1.470-1.noarch.rpm

The rest of the install will be done automatically to the directory /usr/libexec/webmin, the administration username set to root and
the password to your current root password. You should now be able to login to Webmin at the URL http://localhost:10000/.
Or if accessing it remotely, replace localhost with your system's IP address.

  • Using the Webmin YUM repository

If you like to install and update Webmin via RPM, create the /etc/yum.repos.d/webmin.repo file containing :

name=Webmin Distribution Neutral
baseurl=http://download.webmin.com/download/yum
enabled=1

You should also fetch and install my GPG key with which the packages are signed, with the command :

rpm --import http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc

You will now be able to install with the command :

yum install webmin

All dependencies should be resolved automatically.

 



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