How to install SWAT (Samba Web Administration Tool) in 12.04

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In a terminal write:

sudo apt-get install samba smbfs samba-doc swat xinetd

Enable service SWAT in /etc/xinetd.conf and restart with the new configuration by the following:

sudo update-inetd --enable 'swat'

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xinetd

Create new configuration file /etc/xinetd.d/swat:

sudo cat > /etc/xinetd.d/swat <<-EOF

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

Change the permissions smb.conf to group administrator (adm).

use chmod and chgrp tools to change the file access permissions and group permissions respectively:

sudo chmod g+w /etc/samba/smb.conf

sudo chgrp adm /etc/samba/smb.conf

Restart service xinetd with following command:

sudo service xinetd restart

open your web browser and access http://samba_server:[port]. default port: 901

If successful, you will be presented with a dialog box asking for username and password.

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Use the username and a password from the admin group to log in, and you’ll have access to SWAT.

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There an error ocuride in ubuntu 12.04, try http://joyit.ru/ubuntu/24-swat-samba-ubuntu-12-10.html

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Sep 10, 2013 at 12:54

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