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Author Topic: webmin  (Read 909 times)

MarkGrieveson

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webmin
« on: March 13, 2012, 11:00:11 am »

I did a search of gslapt and did not find webmin.  Some time ago I used to use webmin and found it useful, so I think it would be good to have in the repos. 
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pierce.jason

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Re: webmin
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 11:41:47 am »

Have you looked at VASM?

Alot of the general system administrative tasks that people use webmin for, are handled by our in-house developed administration tool VASM.

If you use webmin for server purposes, consider contributing ideas to better prepare vectorlinux for servers. We have a very young movement for this at http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/srv

Quite often scripts like webmin are better installed outside of package management, just dumped into the /opt directory. This is because many of them provide internal mechanisms to monitor and install updates to their code. In the past webmin has had huge security risks associated with it, this risk can be reduced some by ensuring timely updates. The VectorLinux packaging team might have a difficult time keeping up with updates to this and some other scripted web tools.

Hope this help,
Jason Pierce
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stretchedthin

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Re: webmin
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 12:35:05 pm »

@MarkGrieveson

I've packaged webmin and it is in the testing repo.
Let me know when you have downloaded it.  I think I will remove it when I know you have it, in light of the security concerns raised by pierce.jason.
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Re: webmin
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 01:14:52 pm »

... consider contributing ideas to better prepare vectorlinux for servers. We have a very young movement for this at http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/srv


I was thinking about this while in the shower this morning, didn't know it existed, i was thinking about an hispanic VL community or something, VL is one of things i think first in the morning xD
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MarkGrieveson

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Re: webmin
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 05:40:46 pm »

I must have missed it.  Oh well, it really wasn't important.  It's something I used back when Sarge (of Debian) was around, back when I ran a webserver and an ftp server.  It was handy, but not essential.  And, Debian removed it from their repositories for the same reason you have, that being security concerns.  Anyway, if I do want to run a web server again for a site of my own, I can do it without webmin (and frankly I'm not sure I will get back into worrying about that, since various companies out there offer far better opportunities for social networking than does setting up one's own website.)
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