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Re: Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

 
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Jason Berendsen
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Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

My networking team currently administers our DNS on a RedHat server. They like the DNS GUI on this server that allows them to make DNS changes without working directly with the flat files. We are moving our DNS to an HPUX machine and I want to give them a comparable GUI. SAM doesn't give any of the capabilities that they are used to. I did find a software package called WebMin which would give them the capabilites they had. My question is does anyone else use this WebMin software and if so how is it working for you? Do you know of any security problems related to loading this software on your server?

And yes I know to they are not going to fully understand DNS unless they work directly with the flat files.

Thanks,

Jason
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

I do not believe that GUU is available on HP-UX.

You may be able to get the source code and try and compile it. It is GNU license, if memory servers.

You could let your users play with the GUI on a Linux box and just upload the output from Linux to HP-UX.

The DNS/BIND if 9.2.0 on both ends is completely compatible between platforms.

http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXWSATW200

This includes a product called webmin. I believe its for administering the httpd/web server and not DNS.

However I have been wrong before.

Many times.

:-)

Good Luck,

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Jason Berendsen
Regular Advisor

Re: Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

Steven,

The info you gave is exactly what I am looking for. I was able to download WebMin and install it. It seems like a pretty cool tool for the GUI lovers.

Thanks for the help,

Jason
Gregory Fruth
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

HP ships a supported version of Webmin
with their web server bundle, but it only
comes with the Apache admin module.

http://www.software.hp.com/cgi-bin/swdepot_parser.cgi/cgi/displayProductInfo.pl?productNumber=HPUXWSSUITE

In terms of managing Apache I found it to be
interesting but ultimately more trouble than
it's worth, given my relatively simple
Apache configuration and the fact that I
am comfortable with managing Apache
manually.

However, in your case I suspect Webmin
would be quite useful.
Hoefnix
Honored Contributor

Re: Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

I have downloaded Webmin from www.webmin.com in the past and used it on a HP-UX 10.20 system. At that time you could manage more then only Apache. You could also for example managed user accounts. I did not use it for a long time, but if you could do this in the past, you should be able to manage more with the recent versions of webmin.

Regards,
Peter Geluk
Dwyane Everts_1
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Re: Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

Jason,

Webmin is a (mostly) Linux version of SAM that is Web-based. The last time I checked, Webmin was available for HPUX 11.0, Solaris 2.8, and AIX. I haven't looked in a while, but they were supported at one point. The download was a .tar file.

On my Linux boxes, Webmin manages just about everything (DNS, DHCP, Apache, Samba, User/Group management, etc.). There are downloadable plug-ins/upgrades, and teh ability to monitor other machines that also have Webmin installed.

As with any Admin tool, security was never a real concern. When Webmin is running the default port is 10000. The way I get around this is: ssh into the server, start Webmin, conplete my changes, and shut Webmin down.

It really is an easy tool to use once it is installed.

Good luck!
D
Berlene Herren
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Re: Who knows about WebMin software? (Easy Points)

As a further aside, HP-UX Internet Express offers many components that can be configured with Webmin. There is a link to it from here:

http://www.software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPUXIEXP1111

Berlene
http://www.mindspring.com/~bkherren/dobes/index.htm