The Samba team of developers has made administering Samba much easier with the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT). SWAT is a web-based configuration and maintenance interface that gets as close to a point-and-click Samba environment as possible. This section provides a simple example of how to use SWAT to set up SMB access to a user’s
/home directory and how to share a directory.
You need to enable the root account by giving it a password by using the command
sudo passwd root. Not enabling the root account prevents you from using SWAT effectively.
You need to perform a few steps before you can start using SWAT. First, make sure you have the Samba and the
swat packages installed. You then enable SWAT access ...