Want to map symbolic links as Windows Shortcuts
Paul.Green at stratus.com
Mon Apr 23 16:46:01 GMT 2001
I am responsible for the port of Samba 2.0.7 to the Stratus VOS
fault-tolerant operating system. The port has gone well and we are in beta
test now. Thanks to everyone for creating and maintaining such a
I have noticed that Windows is able to list a directory and accurately
portray which entries are shortcuts, but that when Windows lists a VOS
directory using Samba, all of the VOS symbolic links are listed as real
files or real directories. I have assumed that Unix folks must not be big
users of symbolic links...but VOS users do use them fairly often.
I poked around in the source code, but the message formats that Samba uses
to communicate with the client aren't exactly transparent. Short of
capturing and decoding some packets (ugh), I don't see how to mark the reply
so that Windows knows the object is a shortcut.
Is there a way to map symbolic links to Windows shortcuts and I just don't
see it? Does anyone at least know the necessary Windows message format so
I can code up a trial solution?
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