Webmin module for Exim
You will find on this page a Webmin module for monitoring Exim.
- March 10, 2004
- version 0.2.6
- Improved support of exim 4.
- Feb 10, 2004
- This module is now part of Debian testing. The Debian package is maintained by Jaldhar H. Vyas and can be downloaded here.
- October 10, 2003
- version 0.2.5
- The log viewer was really slow with huge log files; thank to Chris Groesswang for pointing his out.
- Marsh 25, 2003
- version 0.2.4
- corrected a bug which prevent the configuration page to display when the configuration is corrupted; thank to Robert A. Bell.
- the module version and exim version are now displayed on the index page.
- updated URL at the right of the module homepage.
- February 10, 2003
- version 0.2.2 corrected a 'bug' which prevent Internet Explorer to access the message management; in fact this is due to the non-standard way IE treats <button> HTML tag.
Also corrected a bug which mixed up the location of the exim binary; submitted by Bill Carr.
- January 28, 2003
- version 0.2.1 correct a bug which appears when Exim is logging to syslog; submitted by Per Heldal. The module will now display an error message.
- January 16, 2003
- version 0.2 is available. Almost no changes were made to the user interface but the code has been entierely rewriten in on object oriented fashion to ease maintenability.
- November 1, 2001
- Release of the first publicly available version (0.1) of the Webmin module for Exim. It can be downloaded here.
Webmin module for Exim provides nearly all the functionalities of the standard Exim monitoring and statistic tools, eximon and eximstat with a web interface, which is I hope, more userfriendly...
What is Exim?
Exim is a Message Transfer Agent (MTA) or SMTP server if you prefer. It lives on the net among other MTAs like Sendmail, Postfix, Qmail...
Its main purpose is to transport your electronic mail from one point to another.
Well, why not? Exim is, among other things :
- freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public licence,
- well documented,
- under constant development and well maintained,
- robust, reliable, fast and secure,
but the big fact is that Exim comes with the Debian GNU/Linux distribution as the default MTA.
What is Webmin?
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. It is written in Perl and can be easily extended.
Why writing a Webmin module for Exim
Well, there is actually no tool to manage or configure Exim remotely; of course you can log onto the machine running Exim and use the command line or export the display of eximon (the X11 monitoring tool coming with exim); but that can be boring or insecure depending on the client used for the remote login... The web interface provided by webmin seems to be a good compromise but yet not perfect.
Debian packages can be found here.
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