Bug 2692 - "pipe" is not a working hostname
"pipe" is not a working hostname
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Docs
All All
: P3 minor
: none
Assigned To: John H Terpstra
Samba QA Contact
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Reported: 2005-05-09 06:45 UTC by Pontus Borg
Modified: 2005-10-17 09:51 UTC (History)
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Description Pontus Borg 2005-05-09 06:45:57 UTC
A samba server with the name PIPE will silently fail many operation. 

Logging in works. Connecting and reading files on the server works. But 
browsing, neither workgroup nor shares does not work. 

This seams to be an internally used name for many functions, for example the
$IPC service. 

One place were it fails is in smbd/ipc.c somewhere around line 551. 

Windows machines can be named PIPE without problems, so this must be an internal 
samba thing.
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2005-05-11 05:23:56 UTC
John, you want to document this ?  I can't imagine that 
it will get high priority to be fixed.
Comment 2 John H Terpstra 2005-10-17 09:51:49 UTC
I have added a note to the smb.conf man page "netbios name" section, with the
warning not to use the name PIPE.

- John T.