Samba 3.0 - Bug preventing mkfifo as non-root

Jeremy Allison jra at
Sat Jan 20 01:36:01 GMT 2007

On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 03:49:28PM +0000, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> Hi there,
> We are observing a behaviour, that we consider to be a bug, with Samba
> 3.0server and mounting shares through CIFS. Subsequently, in the
> mounted CIFS
> filesystem we try to create a FIFO using the mkfifo command. This fails,
> except in the case where root is an admin user for the share on the server
> and it is root creating the FIFO on the client. FIFO creation should not
> require root privilegies.

What version of Samba ? I don't think this is the case with
the latest 3.0.23d.


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