Virtualmin/Webmin just timeout

I have been using Virtualmin happily for several months on a linode server but today i was having some issues with it so i restarted the box. All the websites work fine but i cannot get into Virtualmin at all on the same :10000 login screen.

I don’t understand what is wrong as there are no errors in /var/webmin/miniserv.error and i have tried restarting the miniserv process to no avail.

Ports look fine

tcp 0 0* LISTEN
udp 0 0*

Any ideas on how to fix would be greatly appreciated.


Hmm, is it possible that there’s a firewall setup on the system now?

What does this output:

iptables -L -n

Got a real problem with high CPU usage too

Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination fail2ban-ssh tcp -- multiport dports 22 ACCEPT all -- REJECT all -- reject-with icmp-port-unreachable ACCEPT all -- state RELATED,ESTABLISHED ACCEPT tcp -- tcp dpt:80 ACCEPT tcp -- tcp dpt:443 ACCEPT tcp -- state NEW tcp dpt:22 ACCEPT icmp -- LOG all -- limit: avg 5/min burst 5 LOG flags 0 level 7 prefix `iptables denied: ' DROP all -- ACCEPT tcp -- tcp dpt:10000

Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
DROP all –

Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
ACCEPT all –

Chain fail2ban-ssh (1 references)
target prot opt source destination
RETURN all –


In your firewall’s INPUT chain, it looks like there’s a “DROP ALL” rule before the “ACCEPT” rule for port 10000.

So, traffic destined for Webmin/Virtualmin will be dropped by the firewall, the way things are currently setup.

You could either disable your firewall, or re-arrange the rules to resolve that.

Regarding the CPU issue, we’d be happy to help, but open up a new thread for that :slight_smile: