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Webmin 1.770 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 Webmin 1.770 update released on October 5, 2015.

Webmin 1.770
Webmin 1.770

What’s New in Webmin 1.770 Release?

Since our last publication, covering the 1.750 and 1.760 releases, Webmin introduced a few changes.

Webmin 1.770 release comes with followig minor fixes:

  • Added the Filemin File Manager module, which will eventually replace the old Java file manager.
  • For new installs, switched the location of data files in many modules to /var/webmin instead of /etc/webmin.
  • On CentOS, Fedora and Redhat systems, the DNSn lines in ifcfg-* files are now updated in sync with resolv.conf.
  • Added an option to have Webmin validate the SSL certificate on remote systems when making RPC calls, to ensure that the connection to them has not been MITM’d.
  • More German, Norwegian and Catalan translation updates. Also Polish, thanks to Piotr Kozica.

The complete changelog for the Webmin 1.770 release and other releases can be found here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

Webmin 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 1.770 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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