services accessible in usermin

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#1 Mon, 02/21/2011 - 23:35

services accessible in usermin

Is it possible to add things like awstats and bandwidth monitory, other things like a way to park a domain name or redirect a domain name in usermin for shared virtual server clients to access? So far I have many items enabled in usermin (ie. filemanager, mysql, etc) which is great. I just need to be able to keep adding certain items that hosting clients would like and be useful for them to manage their website.

So mainly these 2: 1. awstats reporting - i see this in webmin 2. view bandwidth usage - i installed the webmin module but would like something like it in usermin isolated per that host.

Also, it would be nice if i could somehow get these in usermin too but it's not completely necessary: 1 somehow to redirect or park a domain name - i don't know where this is 2. setup extra ftp accounts for that particular usermin host- i see this only in virtualmin

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 23:44

Ok i think i figured this out. I guess It's better to have them simply login to port :10000 using their own user info and that will open up all of these modules they need using virtualmin+webmin but limit them access. I just figured this out! This is so cool, but what is usermin for then? just main?.... if so, why not just get rid of usermin all together and integrate email into webmin or virtualmin under a "Mail" category somewhere? usermin threw me off for such a long time because of this.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 05:49 (Reply to #2)
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Usermin is a webmail client, with a few extras. It is not for administrative tasks at all.

Webmin/Virtualmin can read mail, but it reads it in an administrative role...the root user can read everyones mail. It's not a user-level mail client, it is a tool for troubleshooting mail problems. Usermin is for end users...mailbox users who want to send and receive mail from a web or mobile interface. It is not for website administrative users.

If someone has a mailbox on the system, they should use Usermin. If they have an administrative account on the system they should use Webmin/Virtualmin. Most administrators will also have a mailbox account that is separate from their administrative account (I have "joe", while the administrative account is "virtualmin"). When I want to check my mail, I login to Usermin using my joe account. When I want to perform administrative tasks, I login to Virtualmin using my "virtualmin" account. "virtualmin" would never have a reason to login to Usermin, and "joe" probably wouldn't even have an account in Webmin/Virtualmin.

Both packages do have a distinct purpose, and Usermin pre-dates Virtualmin by five years or so. It actually probably has dramatically more users than Virtualmin. I think those users would be more than a little peeved if we got rid of Usermin!


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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:11 (Reply to #3)

ahh ok thanks Joe for that. Well now that I know, it wouldn't be a good thing to get rid of Usermin at all, but what about just integrating it better by maybe adding a link directly to usermin login within virtualmin/webmin. I suppose I could do this myself somehow. Would you know the best way to do this?

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 00:16

Ok, can someone show me if it's possible to add bandwidth monitoring per virtual server? It's seems it's only available under root webmin.

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