[Samba] Setting up SWAT

Rob Tanner rtanner+samba at linfield.edu
Wed Aug 27 22:08:05 GMT 2003

A couple of things.  First, I use RedHat and was never aware that
chkconfig does the HUP'ing for you so I've always just done it all by
hand, and SWAT works for me.  Possible conclusion: chkconfig isn't working
like it's suppossed to.

The other thing to check is that your machine resolves localhost properly
and that your pointing your browser to localhost as well, and not to the
machine's regular IP address.

Lastly, make sure that ipchains/iptables isn't causing the problem.

-- Rob

--On Wednesday, August 27, 2003 01:39:38 PM -0700 Joseph Phillips
<jphillips at amphus.com> wrote:

>  Yea, when I run that command "chkconfig swat on", it sets the disable to
> "no".  Red Hat controls the xinet through this chkconfig application, so
> it does all the HUP'ing for me.
> So after setting 'chkconfig swat on', I open the swat file and verify
> that it is set to disable = no.  But I still can't connect on
> http://localhost:901
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Tanner
> To: Joseph Phillips; 'samba at lists.samba.org'
> Sent: 8/27/03 1:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Setting up SWAT
> You need to enable SWAT.  You've currently got disbale set to "yes".
> Set
> it to "no"  Then you need to HUP the xinet daemon to get it to reread
> the
> files.
> -- Rob
> --On Wednesday, August 27, 2003 12:42:29 PM -0700 Joseph Phillips
> <jphillips at amphus.com> wrote:
>> I hope this is the right mailing list to post this question.
>> I have my swat binary located at "/usr/local/samba/sbin/swat", and the
>> directory access point is "/usr/local/samba/swat".
>> I went into my "/etc/xinetd.d" directory and created a new script with
>> the name "swat", with the following contents:
>># 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
>> {
>>         disable = yes
>>         port    = 901
>>         socket_type     = stream
>>         wait    = no
>>         only_from = localhost
>>         user    = root
>>         server  = /usr/local/sbin/swat
>>         log_on_failure  += USERID
>> }
>> Then, I issued the following command: chkconfig swat on
>> However, when I load up the "http://localhost:901/" page, I don't get
>> anything at all.
>> Do I need to have apache web server installed, in order to use swat?
>> Does anyone know why I can't get swat to come up on my system?
>> Thanks.
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> Rob Tanner
> UNIX Services Manager
> Linfield College, McMinnville OR

Rob Tanner
UNIX Services Manager
Linfield College, McMinnville OR

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