Ubuntu 16.04 - Install Webmin
The Webmin site describes Webmin as: "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. See the standard modules page for a list of all the functions built into Webmin." - Webmin site
However the reason I am interested in it is because it is probably the easiest way to set up and maintain a Bind9 DNS server.
Run the commands below to install the webmin packages.
sudo echo "deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webmin.list wget -qO - http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt update sudo apt install webmin -y
Set Root Password
Now let's set the root account's password for webmin. Please change the
PASSWORD variable in the script before using it.
PASSWORD="pleaseChangeThisText" sudo /usr/share/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/webmin root $PASSWORD
Login With Browser
Now use your browser to navigate to your server's IP or hostname on port 10,000. E.g.
You will need to allow the SSL exception as we haven't provided certificates yet.
Login with the user
root and the password you specified earlier.
You will now be able to see the webmin interface.
You have now installed webmin on Ubuntu 16.04. In future we will discuss how to add SSL certificates and set up a Bind9 DNS server.
First published: 16th August 2018