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 Webmin - the other white meat.
Author: el_kab0ng 
Date:   18-12-00 19:14

I am trying to keep this post from going into a commercial ad for this product, but I have to give it rave reviews.... Webmin (www.webmin.com) is a web front end for SysAdmin's who like to simplify and learn a little more about their system configuration files. If you're a newbie to BSD, and you want a more concise look at how your system is configured (without installing X-Windows [blech!!!]) then I highly recommend you take a look.

I personally use it on one of our Internal BSD boxes, and I can't find the wonder bug to make me hate it yet... Granted, I don't have the BSD box open to the world (due to firewall restrictions) which means cracking the password scheme is not too much of an issue for me at this time, but for internal LAN purposes, this little app is pretty swank...

Has anyone else had the pleasure of using this application? I am curious to see if anyone has run into any conflicting issues with the modules...

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 Re: Webmin - the other white meat.
Author: Don Brearley 
Date:   19-12-00 06:40


Agreed.

Although i'll always dislike having ANY app do any of my configuration, I think it is a decent tool for newbies.

- Don

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 Re: Webmin - the other white meat.
Author: tendogz 
Date:   22-12-00 15:02

create a user with home / or /usr/home and delete it with webmin
see what happens
I know some that did it

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 Re: Webmin - the other white meat.
Author: el_kab0ng 
Date:   22-12-00 19:38

Well ok, so it's not totally idiot proof...but you have to give them credit...this is the best GUI admin I've seen as of late that can handle configurations.... As with anything, a basic understanding of your system is encouraged before you set out to screw something up...I know in my trial and error with BSD in the begining, it took me 4 shaky installs on various machines before I finally got all the bugs worked out...

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