This little beauty allows you to view and configure a Unix box via a web browser, from another box.
I'd already played with it under Linux (screenshot) and thought I'd give it a go under FreeBSD.
Installation is really a cinch and the only pre-requisites are PERL, which is installed already on FreeBSD and Apache, which isn't.
Google and download webmin-1.240.tar.gz [8.38M] or its updated equivalent.
Run the following commands from the containing directory..
tar -zxvf webmin-1.240.tar.gz
The system will run checks and prompt for configuration info, such as..
- The Webmin configuration directory
- The Webmin log directory
- The full path to perl on the system, usually /usr/bin/perl or /usr/local/bin/perl
- The Operating system type
- Web server port
- Web server login and password
- Web server hostname
- Use SSL - if the system has the Perl SSL libraries installed
- Start Webmin at boot time
..and all being well, installation will be over in seconds.
Once configured, web into the system on port 10000 and log in with the username and password:
And that's it. I don't use webmin for many tasks, preferring the power of ssh like all rabid command[hard]liners, but I do find it useful for teaching purposes. There's nothing like a bit of GUI to help understand what's going on behind the scenes.
Happy webbing! And for more information webmin.com
is of course, where it's at..