[Samba] SWAT Question

Ronan Waide waider at waider.ie
Mon Jan 6 01:29:01 GMT 2003

On January 5, Slarsen at lyrix.com said:
> I am running a Samba Server on a 7.0 Linux machine.
> I am having poor luck in enabling SWAT. As this machine
> has no inetd.conf file but instead has a xinetd.conf file.
> To this file I have added the line:
> swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/sbin/swat swat
> Then rebooted the system, restarted samba.
> Then I've tried to connect to the IP,
> and it doesn't display the swat admin page.
> I am not sure what I'm doing wrong.
> Steve L

xinetd.conf is very different to inetd.conf. Rather than editing the
xinetd.conf file directly, put the details of the service into a file
in /etc/xinetd.d/ and format it like this:

# default: on
# description:  swat configures samba
service swat
        socket_type     = stream
        protocol        = tcp
        port            = 901
        type            = UNLISTED
        wait            = no
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/sbin/swat
        server_args     = swat
        disable         = no

then restart xinetd (service xinetd restart) and try again.

Note, this is untested. You may need to check the xinetd.conf manual
page to make sure the above is formatted correctly.

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