[Samba] SWAT not accessible from remote sites

Daniel Gochenour dgochenour at thielegeotech.com
Tue Nov 8 15:13:14 GMT 2005

My guess is the line only_from = is stopping you since that is the
address of local host.  Try adding in your network IP's.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kenny Sanders [mailto:kos at cachecrop.net] 
Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 8:44 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] SWAT not accessible from remote sites


I am not able to access SWAT from any other host besides the one running the
SWAT daemon.

No firewall blocking access on either side.

# netstat -lnt | grep 901
tcp        0      0       *                 

works fine connecting from localhost using:
lynx localhost:901

Unavailable using public IP on a remote host.. i.e. going into Firefox and

SWAT is configured through xinetd:

# cat /etc/xinetd.d/swat
# 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 = no
        port            = 901
        socket_type     = stream
        wait            = no
        only_from       =
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/sbin/swat
        log_on_failure  += USERID

Kenny Sanders

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