Ubuntu: Problem connecting to Webmin


I have installed Webmin with the view to try an understand what is all running.

Yesterday I had it setup with login and password, but today when I try to get access to the server with: https://ubuntu:10000/ in order to login, I get unable to connect, the page does not load. Seems like there is no connection.

  • I tried http://localhost:10000 and https://localhost:10000 They both returned the same unable to connect response.

I am not sure of what it means to turn https on. ... the https and http is not showing.

Am I going about this the wrong way?


If you did not setup webmin with https you need to to connect using http://localhost:10000 instead of https://localhost:10000.

If webmin is not starting by default on your computer you need to create a script in your /etc/init.d with this content, call the script webmin

#!/bin/sh  # chkconfig: 235 99 10  # description: Start or stop the Webmin server  #  ### BEGIN INIT INFO  # Provides: webmin  # Required-Start: $network $syslog  # Required-Stop: $network  # Default-Start: 2 3 5  # Default-Stop: 0 1 6  # Description: Start or stop the Webmin server  ### END INIT INFO    start=/etc/webmin/start  stop=/etc/webmin/stop  lockfile=/var/lock/subsys/webmin  confFile=/etc/webmin/miniserv.conf  pidFile=/var/webmin/miniserv.pid  name='Webmin'    case "$1" in  'start')      $start >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null      RETVAL=$?      if [ "$RETVAL" = "0" ]; then          touch $lockfile >/dev/null 2>&1      fi      ;;  'stop')      $stop      RETVAL=$?      if [ "$RETVAL" = "0" ]; then          rm -f $lockfile      fi      pidfile=`grep "^pidfile=" $confFile | sed -e 's/pidfile=//g'`      if [ "$pidfile" = "" ]; then          pidfile=$pidFile      fi      rm -f $pidfile      ;;  'status')      pidfile=`grep "^pidfile=" $confFile | sed -e 's/pidfile=//g'`      if [ "$pidfile" = "" ]; then          pidfile=$pidFile      fi      if [ -s $pidfile ]; then          pid=`cat $pidfile`          kill -0 $pid >/dev/null 2>&1          if [ "$?" = "0" ]; then              echo "$name (pid $pid) is running"              RETVAL=0          else              echo "$name is stopped"              RETVAL=1          fi      else          echo "$name is stopped"          RETVAL=1      fi      ;;  'restart')      $stop ; $start      RETVAL=$?      ;;  *)      echo "Usage: $0 { start | stop | restart }"      RETVAL=1      ;;  esac  exit $RETVAL  

make this executable with sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/webmin and add it to the startup procedure with update-rc.d webmin defaults. After this webmin will start with your computer.

To avoid all these small things you can also download webmin as a debian package that you can install in your system.

Fist you need to remove the current webmin tar install


Then install all webmin dependencies

sudo apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python  

Download the latest deb file from here or use this command to download the current latest version (up to this date)

wget http://dfn.dl.sourceforge.net/project/webadmin/webmin/1.570/webmin_1.570_all.deb  

After downloading the file you can install it with

sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.570_all.deb  

webmin will install, configure all necessary scripts and be ready for you in https://localhost:10000 all the time so you can login with your username / password.


I know this is an old thread, but nonetheless I had a similar problem and my solution was to ensure port 10000 was accepting connection. So if you are having a similar problem, you may want to try this. Connect to your server through SSH and execute the following command:

sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -d 0/0 -s 0/0 --dport 10000 -j ACCEPT  

For me it worked instantly. Good luck.


Forgot to mention, you should save your iptables after adding your new rule, this can be done by running sudo iptables save on your command line. Otherwise on server reboot, any changes done in your iptables will be lost.


Try changing the port and listen in \etc\webmin\miniserv.conf


port=1000  listen=1000  

Then restart webmin:

/etc/init.d/webmin restart  

Now use:



mine did this same exact thing after a reboot and i was able to access it by using the domain name of my modem/router (ex. https://myservername.routername.com:10000)

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