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Old 04-06-2004, 10:49 PM   #1
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Swat does not know where it it is getting smb.config from. Please help

Here is a copy of my smb.config file off of Swat.

Current Config

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from UNKNOWN (
# Date: 2004/04/06 23:41:51

# Global parameters
workgroup = HOME1
netbios name = PEN2
interfaces =
guest account = ftp
hosts allow = iwill

comment = Linux bookmarks
path = /home/me/bookmarks
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

comment = ed's homedir
path = /home/ed
read only = No
guest ok = Yes

As you can see Swat does not know where it is getting the smb.config file from.
What is its problem? Where do I have to enter this in.
I have checked everything I know to check but apparently I have something.
Any ideas as to what it might be?
Old 04-07-2004, 02:30 AM   #2
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Apparently your SWAT found your smb.config file, or else it couldn't have created it.
The line "#from UNKNOWN (" only says that he couldn't find the hostname of your machine. SWAT accessed smb-conf from, which ought to resolve to localhost or something. Maybe SWAT only tries to resolve using DNS. In that case he won't find it unless you register a DNS name with your ISP.

This comment in smb.conf should be no problem, only a remark.


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