[Samba] RE: redhat linux 9.0 & samba/swat

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue May 6 04:21:53 GMT 2003

On Mon, 5 May 2003, Anthony Watters wrote:

> Since I have Samba working already, is there a way to install just SWAT? ie;
> *.tar.gz file?

No need if you have already installed the SWAT RPM.

> I did also try and re-install the RPM file samba-swat-2.2.7a.9.0.i386.rpm
> using the rpm manager. it seemed to take 5 seconds, so I am not sure what
> really occurred other than SWAT still does not work and Samba does.

What is the output of:

	rpm -ql samba-swat

> Samba and SWAT files are in natural locations where the Linux 9.0 Installer
> placed them.

Please explain what this means.

What is the output of:

	strings /usr/sbin/swat | grep swat

> both services appear to be running checking ps -ef and by using the gnome
> 'services' menu item

SWAT does not run as a daemon

> by the way the /etc/xinetd.d/swat file did not originally exist, I created
> it and used the recommended settings, and restarted xinetd daemon.

Did you do this BEFORE or AFTER installation of the samba-swat RPM?

> still no luck

Will get better.

- John T.

> Any ideas?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 6:18 PM
> To: Anthony Watters
> Subject: Re: redhat linux 9.0 & samba/swat
> On Mon, 5 May 2003, Anthony Watters wrote:
> > John
> > I was wondering if you can point me in the right direction.
> >
> > I have just put together a Redhat Linux 9.0 server from scratch and during
> > the build process chose to include samba that is a part of the
> distribution.
> >
> > I seem to have all working ie; files sharing and printing etc, however I
> > cannot connect to the SWAT interface via a browser (port 901). I get
> > connection refused. What do I need to check ? Like I mentioned, Samba is
> > working pretty much out of the box and did not really require much
> > intervention. Shouldn't the SWAT services also work ? any conf files need
> > tweaking? Where can I find documentation on SWAT? I believe that there is
> > probably a simple solution to this. Can this be answered with out reading
> > the samba 280+ page manual?
> You need to make sure that SWAT is installed. Under Red Hat Linux it is in
> a separate package that is not installed by default. It is on one of the
> CDs.
> After you are sure that it is installed, you need to enable it in
> /etc/xinet.d/swat (not sure of thexact path). In this file you will see an
> entry that says:
> 	disabled = Yes
> change that to:
> 	disabled = No
> Then restart xinetd.
> If all is correctly installed it should work. Connect a browser (on the
> box itself) and connect to:
> Happy hunting.
> - John T.
> --
> John H Terpstra
> Email: jht at samba.org

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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