Want to map symbolic links as Windows Shortcuts

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Tue Apr 24 05:32:44 GMT 2001

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> > 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.

I think the point was that while samba will happily serve up the file,
an on the fly genearted .lnk file would have nowhere to point to, as the
file is outside the share.

> 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.
> >

Andrew Bartlett
abartlet at pcug.org.au

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