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Debian Planet: Digging the dirt on webmin: webmin from a control freak's point of view

Nov 05, 2000, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])

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"'Augh! yet another Web based configuration manager', i think when i see the Webmin in my aptitudes new packages list. 'Maybe.. Just Maybe, this is better than LinuxConf', which i had installed a month back and killed as soon as i get it running."

"Today i felt like i should install it, just to see if it outperforms SWAT which i installed to see if it does well with samba. The installation itself went smoothly, apt-get gets the package, i get a note that Webmin knows the system beneath, i smile a little thinking that it just digs up the version for the system and prints it out to be cool..."

"I load up my browser, head to http://localhost:10000, and get a prompt asking me my roots password. i give in the password and get a menu in front of me. I was expecting to see the configuration options (remember, i used linuxconf previously) and i just get a few options, and sub menus. 'Hmm.. where is all the good stuff?', i think and start clicking around. After a while i figure out the pattern, everything is quite well organized."

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