[Samba] unix fifo inaccessible via samba share

Charles Redditt redcharlie at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 10:15:05 MDT 2011

It works with 3.5.9!

I downloaded the 3.5.9 tarball, compiled and installed as per instructions
in the included howto html docs.  But it installed in /usr/local/samba/,
whereas the default CentOS 6 install (3.5.4) is still in /usr/sbin/smbd.

So, it works, but I have to start it manually, so that it's running the
right version and knows where to find the config file.   Is there any way I
can get it to install in the RHEL/CentOS set of paths?


On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 04:37:58PM -0500, Charles Redditt 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
> >
> > and yes,  I can read from the fifo w/o any problem from the linux
> > commandline.  I have also tried to read the fifo via smbclient but get
> much
> > the same result (smb: \> get mypipe
> > NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED opening remote file \mypipe)
> Yeah, this should work (it used to). Can you try with
> 3.5.9 (latest version) and if it doesn't log a bug please ?
> Thanks,
> Jeremy.

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