Webmin

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Webmin runs as a service on a server. Using webmin, you can administer the server from a web browser, either from the server or remotely.

From the webmin website

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

Installation

Webmin requires perl-net-ssleay to enable access via https.

To install the latest versions of Webmin, and perl-net-ssleay, run

pacman -Sy webmin perl-net-ssleay

Configuration

To access webmin from a remote computer, edit /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf to include the network address. (127.0.0.1 is included by default)

allow=127.0.0.1 192.168.1.0

This example allows all computers on the 192.168.1.0 network to access webmin.

Starting

Start webmin

/etc/rc.d/webmin start

Include webmin in the DAEMONS=() section of rc.conf to start it on boot.

Access

In a web browser, enter the address of the server with the https protocol and port number 10000 to access webmin - for example:

https://192.168.1.1:10000 -or- https://myserver.example.net:10000

You will need to enter your root password to use the webmin interface and administer the server.