I am quite new to Linux, and just trying to do some simple things like get my Linux and windows boxes talking to each other.

I have installed Samba 3.0.6 on Red Hat 9 on a Intel P3 box. I installed RH without the boxed version of Samba, removed the components it installed anyway (samba-client and samba-common), and then downloaded the source code from Samba.org. I went through the Samba instructions (http://us1.samba/org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch02.html) step by step. I have gone through the steps to enable SWAT. I've confirmed swat 901/tcp appears in the services file, created /etc/xinetd.d/swat and confirmed disable=no, ran /bin/kill -HUP -a xinetd to make it reread the config file. I created /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf, and created the tmp directory. Finally, I ran smbpasswd for the root account to add the account into the encrypted password database. I set the security level to No firewall, and Lokkit is not on this system, so I don't think it's a firewall issue. I don't see anything in any of the iptables files that would seem to be an issue (suggestions are welcome re. iptables - I'm not that familiar). I've added swat: 127.0.0.1 to host.allow and swat: ALL to hosts.deny. That's about everything from the documentation and scouring the world wide web for a solution to the "The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:901" error I'm getting when trying to open http://localhost:901 (or http://127.0.0.1:901) for the Samba configuration utility.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.