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garr0323 10-13-2003 12:48 PM

Samba wont start
I have been asking a lot of questions lately so im sorry but i have been trying things on my own and i have gotten them to work but i cant get samba to work.

I downloaded the binary file and compiled and installed everything successfully. i looked at some help files that i found on the internet about enabling SWAT.

swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/sbin/swat swat
this is what the control entry might look like and this is what mine looks like. the inetd is running.

But when i went to use swat i typed in http://localhost:901. and it didnt find it.

if i didnt word this right or something please let me know. i am getting very angry. thanks

jdc2048 10-13-2003 01:53 PM

Don't worry about asking questions, that is what the forum is for.

Do you have an entry in /etc/services mapping swat to port 901?


garr0323 10-13-2003 01:59 PM

yes i opened /etc/services and it said
"swat 901/tcp # samba web configuration tool'

alm 10-13-2003 02:25 PM

I am just a newbie trying to help, but,
you are sure that the program is set to localhost and not to some other protocol like eth0?
And also, that there is no firewall preventing access?

What often is the case (for me) when a program doesn't work is that I've been misconfiguring the config-files in some way but I can't help you with SWAT.

Does this make any sense to you?

jdc2048 10-13-2003 02:44 PM

run the command "chkconfig swat --list" and post the output.


Just realized I don't know if you are running RH or not. The command above works on RH, not sure if it works elsewhere as I am not running anything else right now.

garr0323 10-13-2003 02:47 PM

where would i check to see if it is set to localhost?

alm 10-13-2003 03:03 PM

does jdc's suggestion apply? otherwise,

if you type "netstat -l " (that is an l as in linux)

do you get a line like this?
tcp 0 0 *:swat *:* LISTEN

Tyir 10-13-2003 03:53 PM

hi, i have the same problem, but there is no swat listing in /etc /sevices

where am I supposed to put that line?
"swat 901/tcp # samba web configuration tool'

Also, i DONT get this
tcp 0 0 *:swat *:* LISTEN
in netstat

jdc2048 10-13-2003 04:01 PM

If you don't have that piece in your /etc/services file, then you won't get the output from netstat.

Put that "swat 901/tcp # sam...." piece anywhere in that file. It is easier to keep track of if you put it in numerical order, but it is not necessary.

alm 10-13-2003 04:03 PM


Read the manual : "man swat"

/ alm

Tyir 10-13-2003 04:10 PM

I already had the file for the Xinetd installtion


garr0323 10-13-2003 04:20 PM

no i didnt get the "tcp 0 0 swat listen

I am running Slackware9.1

alm 10-13-2003 04:21 PM


If your computer is like mine, edit that file so that the last line reads disabled = no
Then kill the xinetd (i needed to start it up manually again aswell with "xinetd")

garr0323 10-13-2003 04:22 PM

this is what the output of netstat -l

garrett@garrett:~$ netstat -l
Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 *:time *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:submission *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:finger *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:x11 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:auth *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:631 *:* LISTEN
tcp 0 0 *:smtp *:* LISTEN
udp 0 0 *:biff *:*
udp 0 0 *:biff *:*
udp 0 0 *:ntalk *:*
udp 0 0 *:ntalk *:*
udp 0 0 *:time *:*
udp 0 0 *:time *:*
udp 13124 0 *:bootpc *:*
udp 0 0 *:32852 *:*
udp 0 0 *:631 *:*
Active UNIX domain sockets (only servers)
Proto RefCnt Flags Type State I-Node Path
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 6590 /tmp/ksocket-garrett/kd
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 6620 /tmp/ksocket-garrett/kl
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 7131 /tmp/ksocket-garrett/kd esud_:0
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 6594 /tmp/.ICE-unix/dcop2429 -1065980458
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 6727 /tmp/.ICE-unix/2452
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 6563 /tmp/.X11-unix/X0
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 6687 /tmp/mcop-garrett/garre tt_home-098f-3f89922b
unix 2 [ ACC ] STREAM LISTENING 1112 /dev/gpmctl

alm 10-13-2003 04:32 PM


You DID restart inetd, right?
If swat was running there would've been a line in the output with swat in it...
My guess is either (1) the line containing the configuration of swat in inetd.conf is wrong (2) you didn't kill off inetd properly (3) you didn't install it correctly (check /usr/sbin/swat).

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