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Old 11-29-2002, 07:59 PM   #1
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Webmin Difficulties


Okay, I'm a Linux Newbie, and I'm having problems getting Webmin to work.

Here's the situation:

I'm using Linux Mandrake 9.0, *without* X-Windows. I want to use my networked Windoze box to edit Linux, since the server with linux has very limited space (hence why no Xwindows).

I've followed the directions exactly: Installed the latest version (1.*) of webmin.

I've connected to the Linux box directly from the windoze machine with a twisted pair, and I still can't get any response from port:10000.

In the address window, I type: https://192.168.02:10000 (that's the static IP I assigned to the Linux box).

However, the browser sits... The linux box HD grinds once - and then I'm told "unable to open page..." blah blah blah.

If I type http://192.168.0.2:80 I get the apache server screen. So I know the network is working - but it's as if webmin isn't really listening to port 10000.

I've made sure to "start" webmin, also. So it's running.

Any ideas? (I'd also like to avoid going through all the whoops of setting up another virtual server with Apache - if possible).

Thanks for any help,

-Skywolf
 
Old 11-29-2002, 08:45 PM   #2
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One more thing

BTW: I *can* access webmin from the server using Lynx; just not from any "remote" location.

 
Old 11-30-2002, 10:07 AM   #3
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Try not going to https://192.168.02:10000 and goto the regular http://192.168.02:10000... I do not use the https:.. I am behind a router, so I am not worried bout security as much...
 
Old 11-30-2002, 12:18 PM   #4
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Stupid (Duh) Answer

Well, I figured out what the problem was. I'll leave this post for others who can learn from my stupidity.

Mandrake 9.0 automatically installed shorewall. Unbeknownst to me, being the newbie, the firewall blocked access to all ports but 80, 20, 21, and 443.

Duh. So I changed miniserv.conf to monitor port 21 (I don't have telnet installed) and BINGO off it went.

But that leads to the question: If I'm putting the server behind a router (with the built-in firewall), do I need shorewall?

-Chas
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Old 11-30-2002, 02:19 PM   #5
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Re: Stupid (Duh) Answer

Quote:
Originally posted by Skywolf
Well, I figured out what the problem was. I'll leave this post for others who can learn from my stupidity.

Mandrake 9.0 automatically installed shorewall. Unbeknownst to me, being the newbie, the firewall blocked access to all ports but 80, 20, 21, and 443.

Duh. So I changed miniserv.conf to monitor port 21 (I don't have telnet installed) and BINGO off it went.

But that leads to the question: If I'm putting the server behind a router (with the built-in firewall), do I need shorewall?

-Chas
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Depends on which ports are open on the router/firewall.

If you're planning to serve web pages and nothing else then only port 80 should be open on the firewall. If you don't wish to serve anything to the general internet audience then I would suggest not leaving any ports open. Of course a lot of people have programs that need one of the higher ports to be open. In that case you should make sure your server does not accept connections on that port - that could mean that you need a software firewall, but I'll leave that answer to someone with more experience than I.

BTW... is https://192.168.02:10000 a valid IP address?

Last edited by Amerist; 11-30-2002 at 02:21 PM.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 04:39 PM   #6
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Port range

If I'm not mistaken, the port range is something like 1 - 65555

Or so ish.
 
  


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