How to Install PHP5-SNMP Webmin in Ubuntu

by Dave Wilson

The Ubuntu Linux server operating system offers the conveniences of easy software installation with the additional stability and security required in a server platform. If the PHP scripting language is used, installing the PHP-SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and the Webmin server management tools on the server will help simplify system management by enabling SNMP status alerts and server administration through a Web interface. Install the PHP-SNMP and Webmin packages on a Ubuntu server using the Aptitude and Debian Package Management tools.


Login to the Ubuntu server. Type "sudo apt-get install php5-snmp" at the command prompt, and tap the "Enter" key.


Type "sudo aptitude -y install perl libnet-ssleay-perl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl libmd5-perl openssl libapt-pkg-perl apt-show-versions" at the command prompt, and tap the "Enter" key.


Type "wget" at the command prompt, and press the "Enter" key.


Type "sudo dpkg -i libmd5-perl_2.03-1_all.deb" at the command line, and tap the "Enter" key.


Type "wget" at the command prompt, and press "Enter."


Type "sudo dpkg -i webmin_1.510-2_all.deb" at the command prompt, and tap the "Enter" key. Type "reboot" at the command prompt, and press "Enter."


Open a Web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox, Konqueror or Epiphany on a Ubuntu client computer and type "" into the address bar at the top of the browser except replace the "" with the IP address of the Ubuntu server. The Webmin Web page will appear in the browser window.

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About the Author

Dave Wilson has been writing technical articles since 1993, including manuals, instructional "how-to" tips and online publications with various websites. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has Microsoft, Cisco, and ISC2 (CISSP) technical certifications. He also has experience with a broad range of computer platforms, embedded systems, network appliances and Linux.

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