Webmin

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by SamTzu, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. SamTzu

    SamTzu Active Member

    Webmin "System and Server Status" don't seem to be able to restart a service when it goes down even though it detects the "down state".
    Any1 know a solution for this?
     
  2. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member

    Yes. Use ISPConfig. ;)
     
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  3. SamTzu

    SamTzu Active Member

    I still use Webmin for some simple stuff like Non Caching Bind servers and Browser based SSH. TurnkeyLinux uses primarily Webmin on their control panels for different pre-made LXC based containers. I'm still looking for a DHCP6 container for LXC. Heads up if you see 1.
     
  4. Steini86

    Steini86 Member

    Be aware, that using webmin can be a severe security issue:
    Code:
    http://www.webmin.com/exploit.html
    (sorry for code block, I'm no allowed to post links :D)

    Their repository got hacked and they delivered malware and they don't know how. Then they reverted their repository and got hacked again and delivered malware. Now they reverted a second time... I would not trust them any more and don't use it productively.
     
  5. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member

    Alternatively, you can use monit to monitor and restart relevant services.
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
  6. SamTzu

    SamTzu Active Member

    Mostly it's useful because of the "System and Server Status" options. Easy way to setup "mini" monitoring and alert system.
    I use stuff like "Maximum mail queue size." When Postfix mailque grows larger then 1000 emails Webmin sends an alert to SendClick which sends me a SMS text message.
    Easy, cheap. Just like me :)
     
  7. ahrasis

    ahrasis Well-Known Member

    So long you can live with vulnerabilities or know how to fix them yourself, yeah why not.
     

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