[Samba] Directory Name '.../pipe' not allowed ? Samba Bug ?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Oct 15 18:07:29 GMT 2004

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 01:21:28PM +0200, Peter Piechutzki wrote:
> Hello,
> thx for the quick response.
> You are certainly right about the oplocks and we had both levels
> turned off for testing with the same results.
> After extensive testing and analyzing the sourcecode of openfile() we
> are sure that even updating to the newest version of samba wouldn't
> solve our problem.
> It is fairly easy to reproduce.
> put a foxpro .dbf file on a share from samba into a directory named
> '/abc/pipe' Try to import the file into a MS-Access Database and you
> will recieve a error 'The microsoft jet ... can't open ... .inf'
> This will also happen if the full directory path is shorter then 9
> characters and ends with 'pipe' for example 'dat_pipe' 'abcdpipe'
> 'de/pipe' and so on.
> As i mentioned in my first post samba returns different errer codes to
> the smb client machine depending on the directory name.

Yeah, I added that code. I'm now trying to remember what client named
pipe open I was trying to prevent here :-(.....

I'm wondering what effect just removing this code would have.


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