On remote systems sometimes a web-based tool can be very handy. Webmin is such a tool that has been well maintained for decades. To install quickly on a Ubuntu Server without having to manage dependencies and keeping it updated as part of normal OS update operations installing from a PPA Repo is handy.

sudo echo "deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin

After this you should be able to connect to your webmin instance on port 10000

https://hostname:10000

Security note: I would never allow direct access to Webmin on a remote server but rather tunnel port 10000 over SSH !

Leo Gaggl

ict business owner specialising in mobile learning systems. interests: sustainability, internet of things, ict for development, open innovation, agriculture

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Your security note is nonsense: Why would I ever tunnel httpS over SSH?

  2. Suit yourself ! I certainly prefer one single open port for everything rather than multiple ports. Just because information might be encrypted there is still potential vulnerabilities in the Webmin server.

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