Error "This web server is running in SSL mode." is being logged multiple times per second into /var/webmin/miniserv.error

Anytime I use Virtualmin, the following line is being written multiple times per second inside /var/webmin/miniserv.error :

Document follows : This web server is running in SSL mode. Try the URL https://vps-xxxxx.cloud:10000/ instead.

However, I do access Virtualmin through https://vps-xxxxx.cloud:10000/, and I can use the interface without issues, but it is still logging this line. Maybe because the certificate is not considered as secure? But it is not a virtual server, it is the hostname of the vps server I access Virtualmin from. How do I fix this problem?

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Thank you for any help

Howdy,

Having a self-signed or “insecure” SSL certificate wouldn’t be a problem… that error should only show up if the service is accessed using HTTP rather than HTTPS.

The IP addresses in the logs, are they your IP address? As it’s possible that some bots or similar are accessing your site using HTTP and generating that error.

-Eric

The error message in the logfile is preceded to what it seems an ipv6 address (I obfuscated the last numbers by x).

[20/Feb/2019:06:10:48 +0100] [2405:9800:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx] Document follows : This web server is running in SSL mode. Try the URL https://vps-xxxxxxx.cloud:10000/ instead.

This is not the ipv6 address of my server.
However, when I look into “Virtual Server Summary”, the ipv6 address is the correct one (thus not the one from the logs).

When I stop using Virtualmin, the logs are stopping. I am really the one triggering these logs.

Oh actually the ipv6 address in the logs is of course the client ip:-)

And it is indeed mine.