Samba 3.0 - Bug preventing mkfifo as non-root

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Jan 22 23:58:02 GMT 2007

On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 11:01:43PM +0000, Anders Karlsson wrote:
> The saga continues... I just updated my FC6 Xen VM install, and there
> was a kernel update, from a 2.6.18 something to a 2.6.19 something. More
> importantly, the cifs module in kernel 2.6.19 is version 1.46. Despite
> this, creating the fifo fails.
> So what am I doing wrong? It works for you on client version 1.46 with
> server 3.0.23d. I have same versions installed. I believe the mount
> command I use contains no strange things and my smb.conf is very simple.
> Any pointers gratefully received.

Send me an ethereal trace and smbd debug level 10 between client and server of
the initial mount, and then typing :

mkfifo foo

in the mounted directory.


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