mount options for selectively disabling parts of CIFS Unix Extensions

Steve French smfrench at
Tue Jul 17 14:13:25 GMT 2007

One example (Samba bug # 2008) is so that Samba will follow symlinks
on the server side (rather than have the client resolve them).

On 7/17/07, J. Bruce Fields <bfields at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 16, 2007 at 05:40:46PM -0500, Steve French wrote:
> > I have seen various requests from users to disable part of the CIFS
> > Unix Extensions on mount (in some cases fall back to the more
> > primitive Windows behavior) but am wondering how far down this line of
> > thought I should go ...
> Why do they want to do that?  Just curious.
> --b.



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