Gary Wilson wilsong at sergievsky.cpmc.columbia.edu
Mon Feb 26 13:45:18 GMT 2001

Someone was having trouble with SWAT and Red Hat 7.

This is from Red Hat regarding version 7.0, SWAT and xinetd:


SWAT doesn't work with the xinetd default configuration

I have installed SWAT along with Samba, but it does not work. I have
configured it properly via xinetd, but it does not respond to connection
attempts on port 901, even from the local machine.

There is a bug in the internal tcpwrappers functionality of xinetd. The
problem is known and is being worked on. In the meantime, you can change
this line in the /etc/xinetd.d/swat file:

        only_from = localhost


        only_from =

That should allow SWAT to function normally.

The problem has been resolved in an errata update for xinetd. Please see
errata advisory (RHBA-2000:090) for xinetd which resolves this problem.

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