Visible symlinks under Windows
corinna at vinschen.de
Thu Feb 7 11:04:13 GMT 2008
On Feb 6 13:41, James Peach wrote:
> With your EA proposal, I think the server would have to restrict symlinks
> to be relative to the SMB share and to point to a file within the share.
> You'd need this because some clients will follow the symlink on the server,
> and some will resolve the target on the client side and you want both
> methods to end up at the same place.
I guess you're right. Otherwise the non-EA file information returned
by calls to ZwQueryInformationFile would point to another file than
the symlink path in the EA, and an application trying to access a file
gotten by a call to readlink would fail. That sounds rather... medium
> So, yeh I'm convinced that EA symlinks are worthwhile ...
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