Samba 3.0 - Bug preventing mkfifo as non-root

Anders Karlsson trudheim at
Sat Jan 20 10:27:15 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 17:36 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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.

Thank you for the response Jeremy.

The versions of Samba we are using is 3.0.10 (RHEL4U4). Early testing of
3.0.23c (Fedora 6) suggests this problem is still present.

If this is resolved in 3.0.23d then I know where to look at the code for
differences. If anyone can verify that this is indeed resolved with
3.0.23d I would very much appreciate it.

> Jeremy.

Thank you,

Anders Karlsson <trudheim at>
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