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Re: Java & OpenBSD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Goren" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 9:22 PM
Subject: Re: Java & OpenBSD
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2002 at 02:12:58PM +1000, Guy Daniel wrote:
> > Not that it's hard or anything, but I want to "dumb down" a
> > couple of configuration aspects of OpenBSD, preferably with a
> > web browser interface. I was thinking much along the same lines
> > as the SAMBA swat utility.
> Check out /usr/ports/sysutils/webmin. Personally, it makes me
> shudder, but lots of people seem to like it--and it sounds like
> exactly what you're looking for.
> Ben Goren
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I've been providing webmin systems to a number of my clients for quite some
time now... it provides a very simple and configurable web interface to
common administation requirements. Have a look at http://www.webmin.com
The system is quite good IMHO, easy to administer and to lock down from a
Obviously, anything that gives root or similar access via the web is a
generally bad idea, but it is the lesser of two evils when it comes to
teaching end users how to administer a cli based system in what is
apparently a 'windows' world. (No capital letter needed there.)
If you can filter access to the system based on IP, do so. Preferably via
pf or ipf as the perl powered web server which powers Webmin may be (at some
stage if not now) subject to any number of vulnerablilities.
Try it anyway, if you don't like it, make your own or just suck it up and
teach / learn command line syntax. :)
Best of luck,
- "I don't have a standard footer, but when I want one, I can type it in and
it can be whatever I want." - Me.