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NAME
       swat - Samba Web Administration Tool

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

DESCRIPTION
       This tool is part of the samba(7) 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

OPTIONS
       -s smb configuration file
           The default configuration file path is determined at compile time.
           The file specified contains the configuration details required by
           the smbd(8) 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 places swat in demo mode.
           In that mode anyone will be able to modify the smb.conf file.

           WARNING: Do NOT enable this option on a production server.

       -P
           This option restricts read-only users to the password management
           page.  swat can then be used to change user passwords without users
           seeing the "View" and "Status" menu buttons.

       -d|--debuglevel=level
           level is an integer from 0 to 10. The default value if this
           parameter is not specified is 0.

           The higher this value, the more detail will be logged to the log
           files about the activities of the server. At level 0, only critical
           errors and serious warnings will be logged. Level 1 is a reasonable
           level for day-to-day running - it generates a small amount of
           information about operations carried out.

           Levels above 1 will generate considerable amounts of log data, and
           should only be used when investigating a problem. Levels above 3
           are designed for use only by developers and generate HUGE amounts
           of log data, most of which is extremely cryptic.

           Note that specifying this parameter here will override the
           smb.conf.5.html# parameter in the smb.conf file.

       -V|--version
           Prints the program version number.

       -s|--configfile <configuration file>
           The file specified contains the configuration details required by
           the server. 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. The default configuration file name
           is determined at compile time.

       -l|--log-basename=logdirectory
           Base directory name for log/debug files. The extension ".progname"
           will be appended (e.g. log.smbclient, log.smbd, etc...). The log
           file is never removed by the client.

       -h|--help
           Print a summary of command line options.

INSTALLATION
       Swat is included as binary package with most distributions. The package
       manager in this case takes care of the installation and configuration.
       This section is only for those who have compiled swat from scratch.

       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:

       ·   /usr/local/samba/sbin/swat

       ·   /usr/local/samba/swat/images/*

       ·   /usr/local/samba/swat/help/*

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

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

       swat 901/tcp

       Note for NIS/YP and LDAP 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/sbin/swat swat

       Once 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.

LAUNCHING
       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.

FILES
       /etc/inetd.conf
           This file must contain suitable startup information for the
           meta-daemon.

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

       /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf
           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.

WARNINGS
       swat will rewrite your smb.conf(5) file. It will rearrange the entries
       and delete all comments, include= and copy= options. If you have a
       carefully crafted smb.conf then back it up or don´t use swat!

VERSION
       This man page is correct for version 3 of the Samba suite.

SEE ALSO
       inetd(5), smbd(8), smb.conf(5)

AUTHOR
       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 converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of Open
       Source software, available at 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. The conversion to
       DocBook XML 4.2 for Samba 3.0 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.

Samba 3.6                         01/22/2012                           SWAT(8)

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