Server Ubuntu-VII-Webmin

Monitoring with Webmin

Introduction to Webmin

Webmin is a web interface to manage virtually all of the equipment. We can configure it, turn it off, file sharing… is written in Perl and is a great tool to visualize our server. It will now be much easier to perform certain tasks, however in the following chapters I will always use the console.

Webmin in ubuntu
Webmin in ubuntu

Installation of Webmin

Update the system:

First it’s always, update:

sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get update

SSH packages

Must install a series of packages prior to Webmin works:

sudo aptitude install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions

If we didn’t do this when installing it would give us an error like this:

By selecting the webmin package previously selected no.
(Reading the database...) (288244 files or directories installed currently.)
Preparing to unpack webmin_1.520_all.deb...
Unpacking webmin (1,520)...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of webmin:
Webmin depends on libnet-ssleay-perl; However:
'Libnet-ssleay-perl' package is not installed.
Webmin depends on libauthen-pam-perl; However:
The package ' libauthen-pam-perl' not is installed.
Webmin depends of Libyan-pty-perl; However:
'Libio-pty-perl' package is not installed.
Webmin depends on apt-show-versions; However:
'Apt-show-versions' package is not installed.

dpkg: error processing webmin package (-install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-16)...
Errors were found while processing:

Download and install

From the “home” we must download the following folder and compile:

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/webadmin/webmin_1.520_all.deb
sudo dpkg-i webmin_1.520_all.deb

Root access

Before begin to experience Webmin, must either create a user with access of administrator either enable the root in ssh, in my case I have made it second and here show them steps.

Edit the ssh configuration file:

Nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

We look for the following line with nano is Ctrl + w

PermitRootLogin without-password

And put:

PermitRootLogin yes
Only need restart the service ssh
sudo service restart ssh

Video example of Winmin

External links

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