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I've had webmin installed on my 12.04 server and everything has been fine until recently. Now when I navigate to https:// myip:10000 I get a message saying the connection attempt is rejected. The last thing I did was set up a cron job to start utorrent webUI.

I tried reinstalling but no change. When I check with netstat I see a webmin entrance on port 10000. I've also reset the iptables and allowed everything. I'm at a loss as to what to do now.

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I've just experienced the same thing.

It looks like uTorrent was preventing webmin from starting up successfully. I tried various things to get uTorrent to start up on reboot alongside webmin but to no avail.

Eventually I got webmin working by removing the utorrent.conf file like so: sudo rm /etc/init/utorrent.conf and installed Transmission torrent client instead (which worked perfectly with no conflicts with webmin).

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Although I don't use Ubuntu, the same thing appears to happen in other OS's like OpenSuse for example. I found that stopping the instance of utserver and then starting Webmin, then restarting utserver resolved my issue. Problem is that when you restart, you have the same issue again. It appears that utserver takes control of port 10000 for some reason. I guess another option would be to run webmin on a different port? I havent tried that yet....

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