Patch for unix extensions

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed May 12 20:40:44 GMT 2004

On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 04:34:30PM -0400, Rohit Kumar Mehta wrote:
> Hi guys, I know Jon Newbigin made a post about this quite a while back
> and there was some discussion of a security risk.
> We are using the patch in Samba 2.2.9 in order make a link from smbfs 
> mounted
> /home/user/.gnome -> /tmp/username/.gnome (or somesuch gnomism)
> Does anyone know the status of this in Samba 3?  I could not find a 
> working patch,
> so I have disabled the ensure_link_is_safe function in smbd/trans2.c 
> manually,
> by inserting a return 0 before some logic.  Since I am not very familiar 
> with the
> code, I am not comfortable with this in our production environment.  
> This seems to
> enable us to do what we want for the time being. (migrate from Win2K DC 
> / Samba 2.2.9
> exported home directories to Win2K3 ADS / Samba 3.0.4 exported home 
> directories)
> I would grateful for any advice or information on this matter.

Funny how these things go :-). I'm currently working on this exact
issue in the Samba 3.0.x codebase - UNIX symlinks will be much
better supported in the 3.0.5 release.


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