Webmin: Simple, Secure Linux Management - Page 2
Webmin comes with a script for restoring a lost Webmin password. (Which once again illustrates the moldy old Unix dictum, "Those who have physical access to the box own it.") For example, suppose you created the "webminadmin" user and then lost the password. Change it with the changepass.pl script:
# /usr/share/webmin/changepass.pl /etc/webmin webminadmin newpassword
The location of this script may be somewhere else on your system; this example is from Debian.
Webmin is great for administering headless boxes and servers that do not run X Window. You don't have to hassle with something like ncurses to get a nice GUI on an X-less box. Webmin needs to be installed only on the servers; all you need on your remote box is a Web browser. It doesn't even need to be a graphical browser, text browsers like Lynx, Links and Elinks work fine.
Connect to your server with the hostname or IP address:
If you aren't using SSL, it's http. To connect across the Internet use the fully-qualified domain name:
You definitely don't want to do that on an unencrypted connection. It's a good idea to refine your IP access controls; ideally you'll be able to strictly limit access. This example shows how to allow local LAN access, specific outside IPs and domains:
Webmin gives you the best of both GUI and CLI worlds. Don't let stuffy command-line commandos deter you from giving it a try.