Samba 3.0 - Bug preventing mkfifo as non-root

Jeremy Allison jra at
Sat Jan 20 19:43:31 GMT 2007

On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 07:39:22PM +0000, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 11:26 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > No, it was a much earlier change than that. I know
> > you can create a fifo using cifsfs on an smbd share
> > (although I'll retest myself over the weekend). What
> > version of the cifsfs client are you using ?
> Okay, if it was an earlier change, it should work in FC6, but it fails
> there. By cifsfs client, I am guessing you mean the version of the cifs
> kernel module. At the moment in my FC6 test system, that is version
> 1.45. On a RHEL4U4 system, it is version 1.34.
> I'll try and up the debug levels everywhere and capture as much as
> possible. A quick strace of the mkfifo command gives a EACCES error
> though.

Ok, just checked this here at home. Did a mount.cifs as
myself and created a fifo using mkfifo on the mounted
share no problem.

I'm using the latest CIFSFS version (but then I just
check out Steve's svn tree localy). The latest version
number I can find (he really should use a version.h
file !) is 1.46.

You need to have the unix extensions enabled in smbd to
allow this, but that should be by default.


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