[CentOS] ISPConfig: Secure on Centos?

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Sep 10 20:42:36 UTC 2006

David Ellsmore wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> karl at klxsystems.net wrote:
>>> Just wanted to see if this tool was approved or disapproved of in the
>>> centos community as far as security is concerned.
>>> http://www.ispconfig.org/
>>> I have noted that anything that is not a centos package is probably
>>> suspect, -so feel free to assure, or warn, at your leisure.
>>> Basically we are looking for a secure GUI based DNS admin tool, (I 
>>> myself
>>> prefer an openbsd or centos dns machine and tyo just edit by hand.)
>>> Most of the GUI tools still need for you to change the serial or not
>>> forget a dot at the end, so the GUI case is not as compelling to me 
>>> as it
>>> is our firm and it's customer base.
>> Check out Webmin.
>> I have been maintaining zone files for over 10 years.  Once I started 
>> using Webmin, I pretty much just switched to it.
>> It defaults to port 10000, you can change that.
>> It uses a self-signed cert for SSL, you can provide one, as from TinyCA.
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> I'll have to agree 100% with Robert on this one - I discovered Webmin 
> a couple of years ago in use on a client's machine and started using 
> it myself on my own machines - and the client in question has such 
> levels of paranoia about security that he makes MI5 look like 
> cowboys......
> Since starting using it I reckon it takes me 50% less time to set up a 
> machine once I've got Webmin up and running - and you don't need to 
> have a web server running - Webmin can run its own mini HTTP server.
Also easy to do such things as change SSH's port number....
> There's also Usermin - I'll leave you to guess what that's for! :-)
On my web server, I have Usermin set up for on of the domains I am hosting.

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