Chapter 11. Web-based Administration

As we go through this book together, I'm going to cover a number of graphical and command line tools. Each is suited to a particular job, although in some cases, such as KDE's Control Center, a single tool covers a lot of ground.

Command-line tools are wonderfully universal. All it takes to access them and work with them is a text-based terminal via the secure shell (ssh) or, if absolutely unavoidable, telnet. If a secure shell client isn't available at the PC in question, there is almost assuredly a web browser and with a web browser, you've got a friendly face to a powerful system administration tool. It's called Webmin, and it's the brainchild of Jamie Cameron of Australia.

Introducing Webmin

Webmin is exactly ...

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