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Webmin 1.760 Released: Installation and Upgrade

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix.

It makes managing Apache, MySQL, NFS, SAMBA, and many other aspects of a Linux server available from the console or remotely. Learning Webmin can quickly become an asset to system administrators. This post introduces the recently released Webmin 1.760 and 1.750 updates.

Webmin 1.760
Webmin 1.760

What’s New in Webmin 1.760 and 1.750?

Since our last publication, covering the 1.740 release, Webmin introduced two new releases, both address the routine bug fixes.

Webmin 1.760 comes with followig minor fixes:

  • FirewallD module for configuring the new default firewall seen on CentOS and RHEL 7
  • More German, Norwegian and Catalan translation updates
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the xmlrpc.cgi script to be used in an XSS attack (thanks to Peter Allow from IBM)

Webmin 1.750 comes with followig minor fixes:

  • More German translation updates, thanks to Raymond Vetter, Norwegian updates, thanks to Stein-Aksel Basma, and Catalan translation updates from Jaume Badiella
  • Much improved MacOS support, including the ability to create and manage LaunchD agents, and install software packages from PKGsrc
  • Various fixes needed to support the new NSLCD LDAP client used by CentOS 7
  • Improved support in multiple modules for Debian Jessie and Ubuntu 15
  • New pie charts, icons and other improvements in the Authentic theme
  • Removed the obsolete Majordomo, LILO, CFengine, CVS server and Security Sentries modules from the standard distribution

The complete changelog for the Webmin 1.760 and 1.750 and other releases can be found here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Ubuntu Installation

Install Webmin Modules

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Upgrade Instructions

If you followed our installation guide for Ubuntu, then you can upgrade to Webmin 1.760 using the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Enjoy administering your server using Webmin’s web interface.

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