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

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Jul 20 20:06:28 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.

Can you try using Steve French's latest CIFSfs ? The core Samba server
is tracking Steve's client much more closely than the smbfs code, and
I'd like to know about any but w.r.t. home directories. We're aiming
to allow diskless Linux served off a Samba server by the end of this


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