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Old 10-24-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Webmin - Cant login from outside


I just set up Webmin and am able to login fine through links by going to http://localhost:10000 .

Now, im trying to login from my laptop from the outside and cant seem to get access. Just gives me a 'problem loading page'.

Ive looked around for an answer but have come up short >< Ive tried to see if maybe there was a port blocked or something, but i dont think I am running any firewalls or anything. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-24-2007, 05:08 PM   #2
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I hope you have considered the security implications of your current setup!

1. No Firewall!
2. Exposing an app that you need to access with root credentials to the net!
3. Chances are you are transmitting your password in plaintext!

Just food for thought.

Oops sorry, i didn't answer your question. You need to tell Webmin the ip or hostname that is allowed to access it. You'll find the relevant section under: Webmin--> Webmin Configuration--> IP Access Control.

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Old 10-24-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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I hope you have considered the security implications of your current setup!

1. No Firewall!
2. Exposing an app that you need to access with root credentials to the net!
3. Chances are you are transmitting your password in plaintext!

Just food for thought.

Oops sorry, i didn't answer your question. You need to tell Webmin the ip or hostname that is allowed to access it. You'll find the relevant section under: Webmin--> Webmin Configuration--> IP Access Control.
Thanks for the concern Nexus! I am definitely going to be looking into setting up my firewall etc.

As for the Webmin IP Config I will be testing it out tomorrow and will let you know how it goes.

Thanks
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Well I gave it a shot, but it was a no go

It seems after doing more research that outside access should be on automatically.

what do to what to do
 
Old 10-25-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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Well I gave it a shot, but it was a no go

It seems after doing more research that outside access should be on automatically.

what do to what to do
If that's the case then it should simply be a matter of using your external ip address (the one assigned to you by your isp) with the correct port number.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 11:30 PM   #6
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If that's the case then it should simply be a matter of using your external ip address (the one assigned to you by your isp) with the correct port number.

hmm I might have not explained myself clearly.

I have a VPS where I installed webmin and lets say for examples sake that the server ip is 111.11.111.11

when i SSH into the server, i run links and go to 111.11.111.11:10000 and i get to the login screen.

Now lets say i go to a friends house and type in the ip(111.11.111.11:10000) or the dns name with port 10000 it doesnt do anything ><
 
Old 10-25-2007, 11:47 PM   #7
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Check your /var/log/auth.log to see if any attempt to connect to webmin has been recorded.
 
Old 10-25-2007, 11:55 PM   #8
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Are you behind a NAT router? You may need to forward the port that webmin uses to your host on the LAN.

Also, here are instructions on adding ssl encryption to webmin. Using certificates for authentication and ssl encryption would be secure for the internet.
http://www.webmin.com/ssl.html

Last edited by jschiwal; 10-26-2007 at 12:00 AM.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 01:00 PM   #9
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Check your /var/log/auth.log to see if any attempt to connect to webmin has been recorded.
doing a 'find / -name 'auth.log'comes up with nothing ><

I also just went into the log directory to see if there was anything familiar but alas there was none.



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Are you behind a NAT router? You may need to forward the port that webmin uses to your host on the LAN.
I honestly have no idea. Would I have to contact my hosting company to get them forward a port?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 02:27 PM   #10
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Do you have a wireless or wired router that is connected to the Internet, or do you plug the computer right into a cable modem? If you use a router, you need to set your router to forward that port to your computer. http://portforward.com/ has guides on how to do this.
 
Old 10-31-2007, 03:33 PM   #11
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solution to the thread:

It seems my hosting company was blocking port 10000. asked them to see if they could unblock and voila, it worked. thanks everyone for your help.
 
  


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