Chapter 36. Swat: The Samba Web Administration Tool

There are many and varied opinions regarding the usefulness of SWAT. No matter how hard one tries to produce the perfect configuration tool, it remains an object of personal taste. SWAT is a tool that allows Web-based configuration of Samba. It has a wizard that may help to get Samba configured quickly, it has context-sensitive help on each smb.conf parameter, it provides for monitoring of current state of connection information, and it allows networkwide MS Windows network password management.

Features and Benefits

SWAT is a facility that is part of the Samba suite. The main executable is called swat and is invoked by the internetworking super daemon. See Section 36.2.2 for details.

SWAT uses integral ...

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