[GLLUG] Anyone know how webmin does its dirty work?

John Winters john at sinodun.org.uk
Sat Dec 29 18:22:44 UTC 2012

On 29/12/12 17:47, Philip Hands wrote:
> John Winters<john at sinodun.org.uk>  writes:
>> Wanting a quick firewall setup on a Thecus N2100 (headless ARM box,
>> running Debian Wheezy), I made the mistake of installing webmin.
> ...
>> The box boots fine, but I can't uninstall webmin until I can find a way
>> to communicate with it once it's booted.
>> Any suggestions?
> I've not used webmin for about a decade, but I'd be surprised if it's
> doing anything really cryptic --- it certainly used to be written to
> edit the system's files in the way that a competent sysadmin would have,
> while not breaking the state that it found.
> Sticking /etc/iptables.up.rules into duckduckgo.com brings us here:
>    http://wiki.debian.org/iptables
> which suggests that webmin might have added a
> /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/iptables for you.

I found that reference too but no, there is no corresponding 
/etc/network/if-pre-up.d/iptables file.  Nor any other file in that 
directory which references iptables.


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