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Old 09-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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ssh to webmin?


I am trying to setup an ssh connection to webmin but am not getting any success.
I am using this command:
ssh -L 8080:localhost:10000 myloginname@88.xxx.xxx.xxx

I then open up FF on ubuntu and type http://localhost:8080 but it is blank.
When I go to 88.xxx.xxx.xxx:10000 it brings up the webpage so I know the webserver and site is working.
 
Old 09-30-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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You can enable ssl Encryption on webmin, that encrypts the user/password and the entire session.

You can also restrict the IP addresses the target will listen to.


Is there some reason you need to do this through ssh?
 
Old 09-30-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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webmin and shellinabox

What is wrong with using HTTPS and port 10000?

If you want SSH, what about fogetting about webmin and use shellinabox?
http://code.google.com/p/shellinabox/



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I am trying to setup an ssh connection to webmin but am not getting any success.
I am using this command:
ssh -L 8080:localhost:10000 myloginname@88.xxx.xxx.xxx

I then open up FF on ubuntu and type http://localhost:8080 but it is blank.
When I go to 88.xxx.xxx.xxx:10000 it brings up the webpage so I know the webserver and site is working.
 
Old 10-01-2011, 04:42 AM   #4
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I don't think I have https on my webserver.
Plus isn;t it generally a bad idea to have webmin publicly accessible?

Secure Connection Failed

* The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

* Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem. Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this broken site.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:56 AM   #5
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I don't think I have https on my webserver.
Can you check for it? If you can't make it work can you install software like say Stunnel to provide SSL?


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Plus isn;t it generally a bad idea to have webmin publicly accessible?
Yes, web-based management tools should have restricted access. As you tested 88.xxx.xxx.xxx:10000 brings up its web page best limit access in your web servers configuration file or use a .htaccess before exploring how to get SSL working.
 
Old 10-01-2011, 07:23 AM   #6
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Is there anyway to get free certificates and install those or do I need one signed for my actual server?
I'm trying to keep this free as it's only for webmin.

I followed this but I get errors: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/349

[root ]# apache2-ssl-certificate
-bash: apache2-ssl-certificate: command not found
[root ]# a2enmod ssl
-bash: a2enmod: command not found
[root ]#

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Old 10-01-2011, 07:48 AM   #7
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I'd say install what you don't have.
 
Old 10-01-2011, 08:19 AM   #8
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I'd say install what you don't have.
apache2?
Does that mean I only have apache1?
 
Old 10-01-2011, 09:39 AM   #9
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No, if you don't have apache2-ssl-certificate (and if no package provides it, that's what I meant) see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=398520, post #25 and #30.
 
  


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