[Fwd: Finger problem on Solaris with 2.2.4 (PR#24659)]

Simo Sorce idra at samba.org
Mon Jun 17 03:13:02 GMT 2002

I think this bug may interest the list and someone can have some ideas
on why under solaris finger gives problems and under irix not.

ATM I have neither solaris nor irix boxen here.


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From: gft at sandwich.pfizer.com
To: tridge at samba.org, idra at samba.org, jra at samba.org
Cc: samba-bugs at samba.org
Subject: Finger problem on Solaris with 2.2.4 (PR#24659)
Date: 17 Jun 2002 03:03:12 -0700

Full_Name: Gavin Timmins
Samba_Version: 2.2.4
Server_OS: Solaris 26. & 8
Client_OS: Win2K
Submission from: (NULL) (

We have discovered a bug in Samba 2.2.4 that affects Solaris hosts:

The 'finger' command (when issued with no arguments) tries to stat the device
associated with each connection.  Unfortunately, the devices for smb
(/dev/smb/n) do not exist.  This causes finger to fail with the following error
when users have smb connections to the machine:

	finger: Can't stat /dev/smb/1

Samba was compiled with the following flags:
	--with-tdbsam --without-winbind --with-utmp
	Makefile edited: VARDIR = /var/samba

Removing --with-utmp fixes the problem, so indicates where the problem lies.

The 'w', 'who' and 'last' commands function correctly.
This bug does not affect IRIX.  We have not run samba on any other platforms.

Simo Sorce
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