[Samba] Samba 4.1.0 Available for Download

Charles Marcus CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com
Fri Oct 11 13:17:13 MDT 2013

On 2013-10-11 9:49 AM, samba-request at lists.samba.org 
<samba-request at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> ==================
> The Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) has been removed.
> Details why SWAT has been removed can be found on the samba-technical mailing
> list:
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2013-February/090572.html

Just curious what was decided about this comment (he has a very 
excellent point):

"I have yet to make the jump to Samba4, so I have not seen the version of
SWAT designed for it.

For me, the primary benefit of SWAT in Samba3 was the ability to use the
help link for any parameter to see what that parameter did, what the
default was, and what its proper syntax was.  For reference, I ran "man
smb.conf".  Viewing full screen, I pressed the "Page Down" key 34 times
and was still in the 1st third of the alphabetical listing of
parameters.  It's no small wonder that I never used "man smb.conf" to
configure Samba.  SWAT was my friend.

So, if Samba4 has anywhere near the number of parameters as Samba3, I
would be greatly disappointed to see SWAT go away entirely.  An html
version of the samba-doc package that contained all parameters with
links to their definitions/descriptions would be a welcome and suitable


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