Samba 3.0 - Bug preventing mkfifo as non-root

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Jan 21 02:46:28 GMT 2007

On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 02:43 +0000, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-01-20 at 11:43 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > 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.
> Grabbed the src.rpm or 3.0.23d and built on my FC6 system. Behaviour is
> exactly the same as with Fedoras 3.0.23c. Interestingly, mount.cifs is
> still version 1.10 in those samba packages. Would that have anything to
> do with creation of FIFOs failing?

mount.cifs is just a stub for resolving, and should have no impact on
the negotiated capabilities.  Can you post a trace of the failure?

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.        
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