Request for Tech Support

Charles Marcus CharlesM at
Tue Oct 16 06:43:04 GMT 2001

Almost forgot...

There is also a known problem with the initial SWAT config on Redhat 7.0 + -
you need to enable it in xinetd:

Place the following (JUST the text that is between the asterisk lines, NOT
the asterisk lines themselves) in a text file named swat in the
/etc/xinetd.d directory:

****************** swat text file *****************
# default: off
# description: SWAT is the Samba Web Admin Tool. Use swat \
#	       to configure your Samba server. To use SWAT, \
#	       connect to port 901 with your favorite web browser.
service swat
	port = 901
	socket_type = stream
	wait = no
	#only_from = localhost
	user = root
	server = /usr/sbin/swat
	log_on_failure += USERID
	#disable = yes
****************** swat text file *****************

Make sure it is owned by root, and chmod it to 644.  Then you need to make
sure it is being started by xinet - do:

chkconfig --list

The last entries are for xinetd - make sure swat is on.  If not, do:

chkconfig swat on

restart xinetd:

service xinetd restart

That should get swat going.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
Behalf Of Juli L. Jacobs
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 8:40 AM
To: samba at
Subject: Request for Tech Support

I have been working with Windows/DOS all my life and I am totally Linux/Unix
illiterate. My boss just bought a new Dell server and I am trying to
configure Linux RedHat 7 on the box. Can one of you geniuses please tell me
in simple English how to edit the smb.conf from the command line. I can't
get the swat program (or XFree86 for that matter) to work on my machine. I
would really appreciate any assistance you can render. Thank-you... I will
certainly be happy to contribute Pizza money if you guys can help me or
point me towards any reference material that is written in a simple language
that I can understand.

Juli L. Jacobs
Mgr Network Operations
Sedata Payroll Express
julij at

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