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Old 07-18-2001, 09:44 PM   #1
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Question samba server

i'm attempting to install a samba server using redhat 7.1. i selected the 'samba server' option from redhat in text mode since i have a sucky graphic card. i am using the samba server step-by-step guide by ying zhang as a guide.

i'm stuck on page 6 where it tells you to enable SWAT. it seems like SWAT is not even install on the system because when i try to enable SWAT it's not there. Also, the /etc/inetd.conf file is missing. where can i find and install this file?

i got the nic card to work and is pingable from my windoze box and vice versa.

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Old 07-19-2001, 01:40 AM   #2
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for readhat it's 'xinetd.conf' (or so I have seen in this forum).

You should have a swat entry in /etc/services. If not you can create one.

You should also find the right line to uncomment in /etc/xinetd.conf

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Old 09-20-2001, 04:36 AM   #3
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Unhappy Can't find SWAT.......

I have installed the latest RH7.1 and updated all packages, inc. kernel. But cannot seem to get into swat. When I search for files in the package manager, there seems only to be docs relating to it.

Is this a bug with the latest versions? Has anyone else got this problem?

Advice much appreciated.

Old 09-23-2001, 01:28 PM   #4
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To enable SWAT, ensure that the following line exists in the /etc/services file:

swat 901/tcp

And make sure the following line exists in /etc/inetd.conf:

swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/sbin/swat swat

Check this out for using 6.2 so....
Old 09-23-2001, 03:03 PM   #5
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They disable SWAT by default on redhat. The only thing you should need to do to enable it is got to /etc/xinetd.d/swat and edit the file so it says disable=no

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

after you change it run xinetd again or reboot then swat should work.


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