Sidebar re Samba, CIFS and mkfifo

Jeremy Allison jra at
Sat Jan 27 00:04:34 GMT 2007

On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 04:13:37PM -0500, David Collier-Brown wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 10:35 -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> >Yes, this is correct. Steve's code by default does only one
> >sessionsetupX call which gives only one vuid (virtual uid).
> >All accesses to that share will be done as that user.
> Anders Karlsson wrote:
> >> ... the Samba server will (in future) _only_ use the uid/gid
> >> supplied when initiating the session?
> >
> >Not "in future" - currently and by design. Remember, we don't
> >allow arbitrary uid changes on a CIFS connection 
>   Am I correct in thinking that if one wrote a cifs client which
> understood a cloud of users, it could in principle change vuids
> to deliver access as the appropriate user, rather like  a citrix server?

Yes, you could do a separate sessionsetupx call
for each user traversing into the mount point
so long as they had appropriate credentials on


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