Webmin it’s a web tool for configuring GNU / Linux operating systems and also for other related such as OpenSolaris or BSD, and over the years has become a reference as it allows us to work with whatever comes to mind (Apache, DNS, network interfaces, users and groups, etc. ) but also offers a very simple interface and due to the fact that it is used from the web browser is compatible with any desktop or graphical environment.
In this post we will see how to install Webmin on Ubuntu 15.04 Live Verbet, And it is not that the operating system of Canonical reviews any problem in terms of configuration options it offers, but there are many who prefer to work with standard Linux tools, those that have already gained a place in different distros and therefore will be the same if at another time we switched to Debian, openSUSE or Fedora.
The first thing we will do is add Webmin repositories to software sources, So we can run the following, from a terminal window:
his add-apt-repository «deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib»
its add-apt-respository «deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib»
If we prefer, instead we can modify ‘by hand’ the file responsible for managing the sources of the software, and therefore we use any text editor.
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
We add the following deposits:
deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib
We saved and left, after which we got ready to download the GPG key from the repository, A step that we will also do if we have used ‘suo add-apt-repository’ and without which we will not be able to download packages from there:
apt-key add jcameron-key.asc
Once the key has been downloaded, we update the software sources and then we can to Install Webmin |:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install webmin
Once this tool is installed, all we have to do is open a tab in our browser and enter the following URL in the address bar: https: // localhost: 10000 or use our local IP (in my case it would be 192.168.1.100:10000).
We will be shown a warning regarding the use of SSL and then we will see a login form, here we have to use the root access data and with that we will be given permission to view all the modules that make up Webmin, Something similar to the image that heads this post. As we see, in the panel on the left of the screen we have all the sections corresponding to the configuration of users, groups, server, hardware and others, and by clicking on any of them we can begin to configure it.
Finally leave a clarification, and that is it some distros block port 10000 by default, Which is what Webmin uses for its work. So if we run into problems running it or we get a warning that the URL we discussed above could not be accessed, we need to run the following to open this port on the firewall:
suo ufw allow 10000
With this we are ready to start working with Webmin.