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DevShed: One Stop Linux Administration with Webmin

Apr 06, 2000, 20:52 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Pettit)

[ Thanks to Randy Cosby for this link. ]

"Webmin is like the Windows Control Panel for Linux. It gives you one convenient spot to control almost everything about your system and to top that, you access it via the web! Webmin is a modular program that makes it easy to add functions, just like you'd add a plug-in to Photoshop; and if you're good at Perl, there are some good tutorials and templates on creating your own modules...."

"Webmin is a powerful tool; if the wrong person had access they could login to your system and delete partitions, steal files, etc. There isn't anything you can't do with this tool, so you need to make sure you protect it...."

"The best way to start out security is to restrict what IP address have access to Webmin. This can be done by selecting 'IP Access control.' Here you can select to only allow certain IP's, or you can allow all but certain IP's. Since you should know where your going to access your system from select "Only allow from listed addresses."

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