Want to map symbolic links as Windows Shortcuts

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Mon Apr 23 20:33:43 GMT 2001

> There are some other reasons you may not want Windows/Samba to do
> this.  It's possible for symlinks on the Unix side to point to files
> outside of the shared part of the filesystem; Samba will resolve
> these, and serve up the appropriate file or directory.  It's also

Samba *can* resolve these.  See the 'follow symlinks' parameter.

Off topic, perhaps, but it is an important security feature.

> possible for Windows shortcuts stored on a Samba share to point to a
> local file on the user's hard drive.
> Both of these would be very tricky to deal with automatically.
> ----ScottG.

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