Webmin Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

Log into your server
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.510/webmin_1.510-2_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.510-2_all.deb
If you get errors, just type sudo apt-get install -f (this will install all the required pre-reqs)

And then I usually update the server:
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get dist-upgrade

And then make sure you change the security on webmin:
Login to https://yourip:10000 as your root user
Click on Webmin, then Webmin Configuration
Click on IP access control
Only allow from the following:


16 thoughts on “Webmin Install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server”

  1. I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 x86 on a server, ran apt-get update/upgrade/dist-upgrade, then wget webmin, dpkg webmin, and apt-get install -f. Worked like a charm.

    Chris Kelly, what other issues were you having?

  2. I just followed all of the above steps up to apt-get install dist-upgrade and everything seemed to go well with my 64-bit machine using the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I then tried to login and found that I did not know the new password for the newly installed Webmin. After a few attempts …

    Error – Access Denied for The host has been blocked because of too many authentication failures.

    Do I need to reinstall Webmin in a way that presets the password to a known value or is there a way for me to find out the current password?

  3. I solved the above problem by simply going to the webmin home page and then going to documentation and then FAQ. I think the 2nd FAQ down related to the password problem and how to solve it using a new utility that they created.

    I now have webmin running fine with my newly set password for the root user.

  4. i was try install webmin_1.510-2_all.deb on lucid lynx server, it was succesfully installed.
    but when i browse/open, the browser said “The server at is taking too long to respond.”
    can u suggest me solutions?

  5. @bsdman: yes of course i type https://ipaddress:1000.
    fyi, i’ve install ebox also at same pc, i though my webmin port has blocked by ebox-firewall.
    i also type in console:
    iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp –dport 10000 -j ACCEPT

    my webmin still can’t access.

  6. Not familiar with using ebox on a webmin installation, so maybe check the logs and see where it’s hitting?

    Try to access the page and then:
    tail -35 /var/webmin/miniserv.error

  7. below the result of tail miniserv.error:

    [31/Aug/2010:15:50:11 +0700] miniserv.pl started
    [31/Aug/2010:15:50:11 +0700] PAM authentication enabled
    [31/Aug/2010:17:51:05 +0700] miniserv.pl started
    [31/Aug/2010:17:51:05 +0700] PAM authentication enabled
    [31/Aug/2010:19:33:54 +0700] miniserv.pl started
    [31/Aug/2010:19:33:54 +0700] PAM authentication enabled

  8. No errors, so check miniserv.log instead. If you can’t see the IP address of your machine hitting in there, then it’s your firewall blocking. Either way…

  9. I’m darned if I can get it to work. Can anyone suggest a walk-through to help me find where it’s gone wrong.

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