Swat. Admin username and password required

Alvin info at alvin.be
Tue Mar 23 08:40:42 UTC 2010

On Saturday 20 March 2010 20:17:46 Nigel Henry wrote:
> I'm having an awfull job getting samba server on Debian Lenny accessable
> from Kubuntu Intrepid, having set up the samba server using swat on Lenny.
>  I thought of trying the samba server on Intrepid, and accessing it from
> Lenny. , but swat "http://localhost:901/" wants an admin username and
> password, and there is no way to do that with Kubuntu, as far as I know.
> My username and password only give limited access to parts of swat, with no
> way to configure /etc/samba/samba.conf, which requires root access.
> Anyone know a workaround to this problem.

Those are different problems. I read:
- You want to run a samba server on Debian Lenny, but it does not work.
- You then want to run samba + swat on Intrepid, but it asks for thr not-
existing root password.

First, the problem you have on Lenny could stop it working the other way 
around. I'd search first for a solution there.

The second problem is a bug in the Ubuntu packaging of SWAT:
There are workarounds in the bug report.

Is there a specific reason you're using MS Windows networking between Linux 
hosts instead of NFS?

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