Configuration Tool

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Would you like to have a general control center?

Yes, would be really great
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Maybe not so bad
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11%
No, what for?... I love my f****** config files
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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Mon Sep 01, 2008 14:27

Hey guys, check out Webmin, "a Web-based system administration interface":

http://www.webmin.com/

I read about it in the October (sic) issue of Linux Forum. It's in Portage (app-admin/webmin) and looks like it covers a lot of the configuration requirements. In fact, looking at the screenshots, it is very comprehensive. I'm not on my home network this week and cannot merge the package to check it out, but apparently there are third-party modules as well. Basically you can add to the tool as you like. Seems a great idea and it may be that the existing Gentoo version in Portage is good enough but, if not, you could cook up some more modules.


EDIT: Webmin can be used to configure remote PCs or your own PC. To use it to configure your own PC, point your Web browser at https://localhost:10000/

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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by albfneto » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:51

i dont found webmin im portage, neither in entropy...
this wA 2 hours ago, may be one problem in my net, found!!!
Tkanks.
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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by xlnagla » Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:26

I've used webmin before - that's not something I enjoyed doing. For a while my default password was "die webmin, DIE!" (for a server).

Webmin is wonderful for password management, account creation, svn, and others - a wonderful server configuration tool. Unfortunately even with its modules it doesn't offer much more than kcontrol and its tools already give us - still worth looking into.

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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Sat Sep 06, 2008 16:18

I've merged Webmin now and had a quick play with it; it looks like it could have potential. I've also downloaded the free ebook but not had a chance to look at it yet. Maybe you Perl programmers could produce some Perl modules for Webmin, tailored to SL? I like the concept of using a Web browser as the GUI -- it's like the CUPS GUI.

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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by albfneto » Sat Sep 06, 2008 18:47

i donld found webmin in entropy, i installed from emerge.
emerge -s webmin, after the installation, may see that it is nstalled, no errors, but webmin cannot open, neither as root, and I cannot may log to their default web screen.
as root, the command webmin gives an output of command not found.
i have for instance an session opened in GNOME, under openbox as window manager.
webmin works in GNOME...
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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Sat Sep 06, 2008 20:31

Works fine in KDE for me.

To run Webmin type the following into a Terminal window as root:

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/etc/init.d/webmin start
then launch a Web browser and type the URL https://localhost:10000 into the browser's address box to view the Webmin log-in page. Log-in with username root and the Linux root password.

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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by Darksurf » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:50

I've used webmin for a long time now. Its nice. Its even nicer after you changed the theme to something more friendly to the eyes.
I've even got a how to on the wiki on how to make your own firewall with shorewall and webmin. This way you know exactly how your firewall
works and what it protects you against and what it doesn't. You don't need to learn a new firewall and adapt to it, you can adapt a firewall to your
uses with ease.

http://wiki.sabayonlinux.org/index.php? ... and_Webmin

Its a pretty simple walk through. Give it a look.
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Re: Configuration Tool. Webmin cannot accept root password.

Post by albfneto » Thu Oct 02, 2008 14:33

Hi.
Webmin cannot accept my root password, it said that password incorrect and then webmin blocked!
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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by Darksurf » Thu Oct 02, 2008 23:36

Thats odd. I've never had that problem before. Be aware that caps do matter. If you are still having problems I'd try re-emerging webmin.
Webmin is a nice little app. To login with full control you need to login as root and use the correct root password as if you were to login as root not sudo into
root's privileges.
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Re: Configuration Tool

Post by albfneto » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:23

i dont used sudo.
i entered the login root and my root password. ( no Caps-Lock)
not accepted
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