How to access Webmin behind a firewall using an SSH tunnel

At times your Webmin server might be behind a firewall and not accessible via port 10000.

If you have SSH access to the server in question, you can use a technique called SSH tunnel to expose the remote port locally.

The command to do this is:

ssh -p22 user@server -L 10005: -N &

In the above example, 10005 will become the local port, and 10000 is the remote port. After running this command, webmin will be accessible like so:


The & is optional and starts the process in the background so that you can keep on using the specific terminal.

If you’ve gone the & route, then use these command to gain control of the background process:

fg 1
ctrl + c


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