Problems with symlinks (unlink) and Unix extensions in Samba 3.05rc1

Guenther Deschner gd at
Tue Jul 20 12:03:12 GMT 2004


On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 01:38:18PM +0200, Sergio Talens-Oliag wrote:
>   I've been trying to use Samba to export Unix home directories (using
>   smbfs on the linux clients) and I've found a problem while trying to
>   use the Mozilla web browser on Linux.
>   At first I was using Samba 3.0.4 with the following global settings:
>     unix extensions = yes
>     follow symlinks = yes
>     wide links = yes
>   After some research I found that I was having problems with symlinks
>   and upgraded to Samba 3.0.5rc1, which solves some of my problems, but
>   Mozilla still does not work.

unless you have a patched version of smbfs, smbfs does not have native
support for CIFS Unix Extensions (that let you permit to create proper

You could try cifsfs instead.

Guenther Deschner,  SerNet Service Network GmbH
Phone: +49-(0)551-370000-0,  Fax: +49-(0)551-370000-9
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