Patch for unix extensions

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Wed Jan 1 20:36:01 GMT 2003

On Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:01:19PM +0100, Simo Sorce wrote:
> My idea was this:
> let make it so taht if unix extensions are enabled, then we NEVER
> resolve the links if we permit link creation.
> If we do not want to have it so rigid, we may also add a proper option,
> something like "wide unix symlinks" with all the proper warnings and
> normally disabled. Then if you do a normal call, the link will be
> honoured only if inside the exported file system.

> This way the trick cannot work, and unix applications (or setups) that
> rely on symlinks to work well are happy.

If symlinks will never be resolved outside of the exported share, why do
you need to resolve them on the server at all?  A Unix client is equally
capable of resolving this symlink on the server.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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