[Samba] swat not working.

anindya.mukherjee at wipro.com anindya.mukherjee at wipro.com
Mon Oct 7 09:11:31 MDT 2013

I have downloaded, build and installed samba-4.0.9 from source  on two separate boxes running RHEL6.4. My problem is that despite having identical configurations, swat is running on one server and not on the other.
Here is my xinetd conf

service swat
        port  = 901
        socket_type = stream
        wait    = no
        only_from =
        user    = root
        server  = /usr/local/samba/sbin/swat
        log_on_failure  += USERID
        disable = no

I'm getting the below error

Oct  7 20:25:55 server1 xinetd[21938]: START: swat pid=21940 from=::ffff:
Oct  7 20:25:55 server1 xinetd[21938]: EXIT: swat status=0 pid=21940 duration=0(sec)
Oct  7 20:26:00 server1 xinetd[21938]: START: swat pid=21942 from=::ffff:
Oct  7 20:26:00 server1 swat[21942]: [2013/10/07 20:26:00.374208,  0] ../source3/auth/pampass.c:827(smb_pam_passcheck)
Oct  7 20:26:00 server1 swat[21942]:   smb_pam_passcheck: PAM: smb_pam_auth failed - Rejecting User root !
Oct  7 20:26:00 server1 xinetd[21938]: EXIT: swat status=0 pid=21942 duration=0(sec)

Another thing I noticed on the box where swat is not working is that there is a directory called security, containing two libraries "pam_smbpass.so" and "pam_winbind.so" under "/usr/local/samba/lib"

I configured the build on both the boxes using "./configure --enable-debug --enable-selftest --enable-gnutls" on both the boxes. What seems to be wrong here ??

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