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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.

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).

       /etc/samba/smb.conf
           This is the default location of the smb.conf(5) server configuration file that swat
           edits. 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 donĀ“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.