[Samba] Using Swat - Could not connect to host localhost (port 901) error!

John Nguyen rarestone2003 at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 28 02:46:36 GMT 2004

Hello Everyone,

I'm using Mandrake 10 and trying to learng Samba

I compile the source and install it alright on my
Mandrake linux (./configure, make, and make install).
Here what I'd done after the installation:

Add to /etc/services file

 swat 901/tcp

Add to /etc/inetd.conf file 

 swat stream tcp nowait.400  root
/usr/local/samba/sbin swat

Since swat binary in the /usr/local/samba/sbin

created the smb.conf in /usr/local/samba/lib and test
with testparm /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf and it was

Started the daemons:
/usr/local/samba/sbin/smbd -D
/usr/local/samba/sbin/nmbd -D

But when I tried to to use Swat through konqueror and
had an error in my browser 

"An error occurred while loading http://localhost:901

Could not connect to host localhost (port 901)"

so would you be able to help point out what is missing
here, what should I do to be able to use Swat?

I have a book Using Samba from O'reilly and follow the
book but still can't figured out what is missing, so
please give me some suggestion. Thanks for all input
and your time.

Best Regards,


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