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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for swat (redhat section 8)

SWAT(8) 										  SWAT(8)

       swat - Samba Web Administration Tool

       swat [ -s <smb config file> ]  [ -a ]

       This tool is part of the  Samba suite.

       swat  allows  a	Samba  administrator to configure the complex  smb.conf(5) file via a Web
       browser. In addition, a swat configuration page has help links  to  all	the  configurable
       options	in  the  smb.conf file allowing an administrator to easily look up the effects of
       any change.

       swat is run from inetd

       -s smb configuration file
	      The default configuration file path is determined at compile time. The file  speci-
	      fied  contains  the  configuration details required by the smbd server. This is the
	      file that swat will modify.  The information in this file includes  server-specific
	      information  such  as what printcap file to use, as well as descriptions of all the
	      services that the server is to provide.  See smb.conf for more information.

       -a     This option disables authentication and puts swat in demo mode. In that mode anyone
	      will be able to modify the smb.conf file.

	      Do NOT enable this option on a production server.

       After  you  compile  SWAT  you need to run make install to install the swat binary and the
       various help files and images. A default install would put these in:

       o /usr/local/samba/bin/swat

       o /usr/local/samba/swat/images/*

       o /usr/local/samba/swat/help/*

       You need to edit your /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/services to enable SWAT to be launched  via

       In /etc/services you need to add a line like this:

       swat 901/tcp

       Note  for  NIS/YP  users  - you may need to rebuild the NIS service maps rather than alter
       your local  /etc/services file.

       the choice of port number isn't really important except that it should be less  than  1024
       and  not  currently  used  (using  a  number  above 1024 presents an obscure security hole
       depending on the implementation details of your inetd daemon).

       In /etc/inetd.conf you should add a line like this:

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

       One you have edited /etc/services and /etc/inetd.conf you need to send  a  HUP  signal  to
       inetd. To do this use kill -1 PID where PID is the process ID of the inetd daemon.

       Newer  Linux  systems ship with a more secure implementation of the inetd meta-daemon. The
       xinetd  daemon  can  read  configuration   inf9ormation	 from	a   single   file   (i.e.
       /etc/xinetd.conf)  or  from  a collection of service control files in the xinetd.d/ direc-
       tory.  These directions assume the latter configuration.

       The following file should be created as /etc/xientd.d/swat.   It  is  then  be  neccessary
       cause the meta-daemon to reload its configuration files.  Refer to the xinetd man page for
       details on how to accomplish this.

       ## /etc/xinetd.d/swat
       service swat
	       port    = 901
	       socket_type     = stream
	       wait    = no
	       only_from = localhost
	       user    = root
	       server  = /usr/local/samba/bin/swat
	       log_on_failure  += USERID
	       disable =  No

       To launch SWAT just run your favorite web browser and point it at "http://localhost:901/".

       Note that you can attach to SWAT from any IP  connected	machine  but  connecting  from	a
       remote  machine leaves your connection open to password sniffing as passwords will be sent
       in the clear over the wire.

       One of the common causes of difficulty when installing Samba and SWAT is the existsnece of
       some  type  of firewall or port filtering software on the Samba server. Make sure that the
       appropriate ports outlined in this man page are available on the server and are	not  cur-
       rently  being blocked by some type of security software such as iptables or "port sentry".
       For more troubleshooting information, refer to the additional  documentation  included  in
       the Samba distribution.

	      This file must contain suitable startup information for the meta-daemon.

	      This file must contain suitable startup information for the xinetd meta-daemon.

	      This  file  must	contain  a  mapping  of service name (e.g., swat) to service port
	      (e.g., 901) and protocol type (e.g., tcp).

	      This is the default location of the smb.conf(5) server configuration file that swat
	      edits.	Other	 common    places    that   systems   install	this   file   are
	      /usr/samba/lib/smb.conf and /etc/smb.conf . This file describes  all  the  services
	      the server is to make available to clients.

       swat  will  rewrite  your smb.conf file. It will rearrange the entries and delete all com-
       ments, include= and copy=" options. If you have a carefully crafted  smb.conf then back it
       up or don't use swat!

       This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.

       inetd(5), smbd(8) smb.conf(5) xinetd(8)

       The  original  Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell. Samba
       is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the  Linux
       kernel is developed.

       The  original  Samba  man pages were written by Karl Auer.  The man page sources were con-
       verted to YODL format (another excellent piece  of  Open  Source  software,  available  at
       ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/ <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the
       Samba 2.0 release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was  done  by
       Gerald Carter

					 19 November 2002				  SWAT(8)

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