Webmin control panel

scud

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#1
Hi guys and gals
So I need to install webmin on an Nginx server with only https open .
Ie https://webmin.domain .com:443

Any ideas if this is possible to run webmin a a server block (vhost)
Thanks
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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#6
A vulnerability in the theme of webmin compromised one of my boxes a while back, won't ever have it open to the internet again.
 

Fransh

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#7
Yes as Zoid mentioned...

I've had enough webmin boxes in engagements and would really consider alternatives.
 

scud

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#8
Yes as Zoid mentioned...

I've had enough webmin boxes in engagements and would really consider alternatives.
I did find it very useful , leant a lot about stuff through webmin , but never again on production server
 

scud

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#10
Pls share the alternatives to Webmin. Thx
if you absolutely need to use webmin, I lock it down something like this

1. Block webmin port on public IP. (eg 8888 )
2. Open webmin port on local network IP (8888)
3. Use the ssh to open proxy connection
ie. ssh -D 8888 root@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -p22
Configure Firefox with SOCKS proxy
Browse to Webmin on Firefox xxx.xxx.xxx:8888
will work while ssh proxy is running
I first VPN to the machines local network, but I'm sure it could work without a VPN connection
 

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jsheed_sa

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#11
Web panels = vulnerabilities galore.

Just learn to do it via the terminal - you'll learn far more AND you won't be having to fix the cluster**** that is your hacked server.
 
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