[Samba] Does the SWAT tool come with the Red Hat 8.0 distribution?

David Jackson DJackson at floridaforms.com
Mon Mar 10 19:10:04 GMT 2003

To get back to SWAT, how do i get SWAT running on my Red Hat 8 Server?
Is the rpm located on one of the CDs or how else do i install it?
Thank you Open Source Community

-----Original Message-----
From: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2003 12:26 PM
To: bkrusic at yahoo.com
Cc: David Jackson; SAMBA Lists
Subject: Re: [Samba] Does the SWAT tool come with the Red Hat 8.0

On Sun, 9 Mar 2003 bkrusic at yahoo.com wrote:

> Hi,
> The Samba swat tool is included but you must manually
> install it as its not part of any def install.
> My advise, forget the tool as it butchers your .conf.
> You'll learn more typing in everything by hand and
> reading why.  Unix is about typing stuff in a shell.
> You wan't pictures, get Winblowz.

Are you willing to submit patches to SWAT to 'fix' it's brokenness?
Please consider doing this. Criticism is fine, wild assertions are not!

SWAT does NOT 'butcher' your smb.conf, but it does strip out all comments,
it does optimise smb.conf for maximum efficiency. I can not subscribe to
wild assertions that SWAT is a destructive tool!

> Some automation is cool, some ain't.  Side note, the
> DHCP/DNS/ DDNS update agent is another kinda crappy
> automated subsystem.

So what are you doign as an open source consumer to help get this sorted
out? You obviously have something to contribute and I would encourage you
to do so. Even if it is just to help voice in clearest possible terms how
these things ought to work. Again, constructive criticism is MOST welcome.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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