Webmin is a nice UI that helps you to manage all your services and settings (DHCP, DNS, Samba, NFS, Users, Security, ...).

Even though the look is a bit 'old fashion' it's still very efficient.


See the official installation webpage: http://www.webmin.com/deb.html

... July 2014 ...

Update your list of repositories:

vim /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these new entries:

deb http://download.webmin.com/download/repository sarge contrib
deb http://webmin.mirror.somersettechsolutions.co.uk/repository sarge contrib

Add the new GPG key:

cd /root
wget http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc
apt-key add jcameron-key.asc

You will now be able to install with the commands :

apt-get update
apt-get install webmin

Now you can go to https://localhost:10000/

Use a valid UNIX account to log-in.

Webmin behind Apache2 proxy

If you want to use Webmin behind a proxy you must tweak webmin configuration + add a new redirection in your Apache2 v.host

Webmin configuration

Main configuration file:


Add a default path "/webmin" + a reference to the PROXY + enable PROXY usage


!! Don't forget to set referers_none=0

In case you want to use some referers (which I do NOT recommand):

referers=localhost smartcard-gw-vm smartcards.vehco.com

Since you're already using your own certificate with HTTPS, do not let Webmin use its own but rely on Apache's security:


Disable SSL


Apache2 modules

The following apache module add to be activated:

a2enmod proxy_html
a2enmod xml2enc
a2enmod headers
service apache2 restart

Apache2 configuration

Special thanks to my collegue Julien Rialland for this part! :)

The mess is here :) webmin is not made to be easily proxied at all !!

Edit your Apache2 configuration:

vim /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/mySuperSite.conf

Set the following settings:

# Enable proxy
ProxyVia On
ProxyPreserveHost On
ProxyRequests Off
ProxyErrorOverride Off
<Proxy *>
    AddDefaultCharset off
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from all
    Satisfy Any

## Proxy to webmin
# Replace "" by your own server IP @
# These rules must be at the end of your v.host file !!
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^/(left|right)\.cgi$ http://localhost:10000/$1.cgi [P]
    RewriteRule ^.+gray-left.css$ http://localhost:10000/gray-left.css [P]
    RewriteRule ^/images/(.+)$ http://localhost:10000/images/$1 [P]
    Header edit Location ^http://(.*):10000/(.*)$ ""

    <Location /webmin>
        ProxyPreserveHost On
        ProxyHTMLExtended On

        SetOutputFilter proxy-html
        ProxyHTMLURLMap http://localhost:1000 /webmin
        ProxyPass http://localhost:10000
        ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:10000

        require local
        require ip 172.16.50
        require ip 172.16.60
        require ip 192.168.1


DHCP server management

  • Go to "Servers > DHCP server" (on the left)
  • Then click on "add a new host"