Not just another generic Web-based administration tool, Guardian Digital WebTool is engineered specifically to provide secure remote administration for EnGarde Secure Linux. WebTool provides all the simplicity and convenience you expect from browser-based system administration, from creating users and groups to managing Web access and mail server accounts, while adding the security of carefully restricted default access settings and helping you eliminate unnecessary services.
The goal of this chapter is to introduce the reader to key information such as how to start, stop, and restrict access to services on your EnGarde Secure Linux server. By the end of this chapter you will be able to move forward with your evaluation.
WebTool navigation is done primarily using the menu bar at the top of the WebTool interface.
Use the LOGOUT button at the top-right of the interface to log out of WebTool (you are automatically logged out after 15 minutes of inactivity) and use the GO BACK button to navigate backwards. Make sure you use the GO BACK button instead of the Back button in your web browser!
The Menu Bar is broken down into the following sections:
This menu contains options pertaining to the module that you're currently in. For example, in the Domain Name Service module you see options such as General Configuration, Master Zone Listing, and Slave Zone Listing and in the Firewall Configuration module you see options such as Blacklist and Firewall Rules.
This menu allows you to access the services provided by this EnGarde Secure Linux server, such as DNS, E-Mail and World Wide Web.
This menu allows you to configure your EnGarde Secure Linux system. This menu includes items such as Access Control, Firewall Configuration, and WebTool Configuration.
This menu provides quick access to the Logging and Reporting subsystems of EnGarde Secure Linux.
Wizards and Suites and Help
These menu items are not yet implemented. Help is provided via the WebTool contextual help system.
Now that you know how to get around WebTool, let's take a look at what's inside!