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Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Sat Apr 19 17:48:33 GMT 2003

> From: Paul Kaplan <pkaplan1 at attbi.com>
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> Subject: [Samba] Peaceful coexistence; 2.2.7 & 3.0a
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> I have installed Samba 2.2.7 and 3.0a22 side by side.  The 3.0 install 
> is from
> Mandrake contrib rpms and is set up so all commands, files, and paths 
> are of
> the form: <command>3 instead of <command>, e.g., smbmnt3 coexists with
> smbmnt.
> I would like to use swat to handle the configuration.  How do I invoke 
> swat3
> to edit /etc/samba3/smb.conf since http://localhost:901 invokes swat to 
> edit/etc/samba/smb.conf?

I am the maintainer of samba3 in Mandrake contrib, and it's my fault that 
swat3 isn't setup out the box (I have an aversion to SWAT, since I think 
vi /etc/samba/smb.conf + man smb.conf is better ... and if you want a GUI, 
use ksambaplugin - also in contrib ... IMHO of course).

Anyway, it is not possible to have both swat and swat3 running on the same 
port, so you probably need to edit /etc/xinetd.d/swat3.

OK, after some experimenting, it seems that authentication is broken in 
swat3 in the Mandrake 9.1 contrib packages. You could use swat from 
samba-2.2.x to configure samba3, but you will be missing some features 

To do it, so something like this:
1)Edit your /etc/services file, and add something like this (one line):
swat3           8901/tcp                        # Samba3 Web 
Administration Tool
2)Edit your /etc/xinetd.d/swat3 file so the meat of the file looks like 
service swat3
        port    = 8901
        socket_type     = stream
        wait    = no
        only_from =
        user    = root
#       server  = /usr/sbin/swat3
        server  = /usr/sbin/swat
        server_args = -s /etc/samba3/smb.conf
        log_on_failure  += USERID
        disable = no
3)Reload xinetd:
# service xinetd reload

Now, swat with /etc/samba/smb.conf will be available on port 901, and swat 
with /etc/samba3/smb.conf will be available on port 8901

You can try commenting out the server and server_args entries in 
/etc/xinetd.d/swat3, and uncommenting the server = /usr/sbin/swat3 to try 
swat3, but I couldn't get it to work in the 5 minutes I have spent on 

Oh yes, step 0 should be to backup the original configs which we kindly 
comment well, and which normally contain pre-tested working configs for 
almost any situation. Swat wipes that all out the first time you run it, 
and IMHO, you then waste half an hour getting a good config with SWAT that 
was available in the default config and would take 5 minutes to get right 
with more features (which we can't enable by default, and some which 
aren't applicable without package from contrib such as ntlogon).

I guess I should get around to rebuilding alpha23 on 9.1 to see if swat 
works there, or just test it on cooker when I get back to the office on 


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