Help with Swat

Cain Brian-BCAIN1 Brian.Cain at
Fri Nov 2 10:51:04 GMT 2001

I would check the settings in /etc/inetd.conf (or /etc/xinetd.d/swat) --
Make sure swat isn't disabled.  If you're trying to connect remotely, make
sure "only_from" is not set to localhost.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pat Riedlinger [mailto:patr at]
> I am a Linux newbie. I have put a DHCP network together (to 
> share windows
> drives on home computers) and I cannot get SWAT to work. On 
> Redhat 7.0, SWAT
> is a choice in the settings bar on the Gnome desktop. When I 
> run swat, the
> error message is something like "error, connection timed out" 
> from Netscape.
> As far as I can tell, the port is inactive "http://localhost:901"
> I CAN get Samba to run, and I monkeyed with my Samba.conf 
> file and got one
> share established (a linux user account-I must login as that user)

Something like "service smb status" or "ps -uaxc | grep mbd" should verify
for sure that samba's running.  Output from "netstat" should tell you
whether there's really someone listening on port 901 or not.  Use man pages
to get specific syntax for those commands.  Look through your syslog
(/var/log/messages on some systems) or samba log (/var/log/samba/log.* on
some, check smb.conf to make sure) to find error messages about swat
starting/not starting.

My guess is that you need to play with your inetd settings ("man swat"
should give you the details you need to do so).

> I would REALLY like to run Swat. I'm not a great Linux 
> administrator. I
> don't really know what I am doing.

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