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Old 04-11-2003, 05:48 AM   #1
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Unable to access SWAT

I am trying to access SWAT on http://localhost:901 but can't. Getting message

The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:901

Any ideas. I know it is probably something very simple but can't figure it out

thanks in advance

Old 04-11-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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First, is it installed?

In recent RPMs (say RH 8 - RH 9 at least), SWAT is installed via a separate RPM (I believe samba-swat). If you compile from source, its probably ready to use (but see following).

Second, is it enabled?

The appropriate RPMs usually create a service file in /etc/xinetd.d called (appropriately) 'swat'. Edit that file and make sure the line 'disable = yes' is changed to 'disable = no'. For example, here is my swat file:

service swat
        port            = 901
        socket_type     = stream
        wait            = no
        only_from       =
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/sbin/swat
        log_on_failure  += USERID
        disable         = no
Then restart xinetd and swat should be running:

bash#> kill -USR2 `head -1 /var/run/`

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