Patch for unix extensions

Simo Sorce idra at
Thu Jan 2 09:19:02 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-01 at 21:35, Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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.

They ARE resolved for normal CIFS clients that does not ask for UNIX

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