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

Peter Piechutzki ppiechutzki at chriwa.de
Thu Oct 21 13:11:17 GMT 2004


We've done a workaround renaming the folders (which was a pain scince
loads of database files have the path references in table fields).

how about changing the respone to "NT_STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND"
instead of "NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED" and see what efekt it would have ;-)....



JA> 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.

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

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

JA> Jeremy.

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