[Samba] unix fifo inaccessible via samba share

Charles Redditt redcharlie at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 16:36:25 MDT 2011

So, you're telling me this is a feature?

Since it's been working fine on previous versions of smbd,
I take it that this is a bug that's been fixed?

*FROM Chris Weiss* *cweiss at gmail.com
**Tue Jul 19 15:40:19 MDT 2011*
>smb and cifs, being Windows inventions, have no concept of a unix
>fifo, there's simply nothing for samba to translate it to/from

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Charles Redditt <redcharlie at
gmail.com <https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/samba>> wrote:
>* Issue: unix fifo (named pipe) does not appear in share,  attempts to read*>* the pipe result in "Access Denied"*>**>* From an XP laptop, I can open and access my samba share normally.  I can*>* read all files and subdirectories in the share, but a fifo I need to read*>* does not appear at all.  I have made the fifo mode 777 (world readable,*>* writeable, executeable) and tried other things like setting " follow*>* symlinks = yes ", "unix extensions = no" and "log level = 3", making the*>* fifo name less than 8 char,  but nothing seems to help.  If I try to*>* directly read from the share, from a MSDOS cmdline, with a "type*>* \\server\myshare\mypipe" I get only an "Access Denied" message.*>**>* I have been able to do this for years on other machines, specifically one*>* running CentOS 5.5, smb version 3.0.33-3.29.el5_6.2*

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