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Hi folks, Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64 I can't figure out how users can start usermin remotely and login their account to change password. On server, user can start usermin locally ...
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    Howto start usermin remotely to change password


    Hi folks,


    Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64


    I can't figure out how users can start usermin remotely and login their account to change password.


    On server, user can start usermin locally running "https://mail:20000"
    login in their account and change password.


    However on remote PC;
    User can browse the apache-default page on server with "http://domain.com" or "http://domain.com"
    (remark. homepage NOT hoisted yet)


    Run
    https://mail.domain.com:20000
    Code:
    Unable to connect

    https://domain.com/mail:20000/
    Code:
    Not Found
    The requested URL /mail:20000/ was not found on this server.
    Please advise how to start usermin remotely for users changing their password. TIA


    B.R.
    satimis

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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis View Post
    Hi folks,

    I can't figure out how users can start usermin remotely and login their account to change password.

    On server, user can start usermin locally running "https://mail:20000"
    login in their account and change password.

    However on remote PC;
    User can browse the apache-default page on server with "http://domain.com" or "http://domain.com"
    (remark. homepage NOT hoisted yet)

    Run
    https://mail.domain.com:20000
    Code:
    Unable to connect

    https://domain.com/mail:20000/
    Code:
    Not Found
    The requested URL /mail:20000/ was not found on this server.
    OK, this second address is nonsensical. :20000 is there to specify a port. It needs to come after the hostname.

    Do you have a firewall blocking port 20000?

    Is Usermin configured to listen on the public address? (The old Debian-provided Webmin and Usermin packages were configured in such a way that it didn't allow remote connections--stupid for web-based administration tools, but that's the way it was. The Webmin.com packages are not configured in this way, and are not broken in any of the other ways the old Debian packages were.)

    BTW-When you say "start Usermin" people are going to think you mean you want to start the Usermin service. Connecting to Usermin is not the same as "starting" it. Just being pedantic, but it took me a while to figure out what problem you were describing since I assumed you were having trouble starting Usermin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwellJoe View Post
    OK, this second address is nonsensical. :20000 is there to specify a port. It needs to come after the hostname.

    Do you have a firewall blocking port 20000?

    Is Usermin configured to listen on the public address? (The old Debian-provided Webmin and Usermin packages were configured in such a way that it didn't allow remote connections--stupid for web-based administration tools, but that's the way it was. The Webmin.com packages are not configured in this way, and are not broken in any of the other ways the old Debian packages were.)

    BTW-When you say "start Usermin" people are going to think you mean you want to start the Usermin service. Connecting to Usermin is not the same as "starting" it. Just being pedantic, but it took me a while to figure out what problem you were describing since I assumed you were having trouble starting Usermin.
    Hi SwellJoe,


    Thanks for your advice and help.


    Problem solved. It was because ISP blocking port 81. Now Usermin can be evoked by users remotely.


    For;
    https://localhost:20000

    I have to run;
    $ sudo iptables -F

    then it works


    I'm now searching howto disable modules on Usermin only allowing users changing password, language, etc. Any suggestion?


    TIA


    B.R.
    satimis

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