Canonicalizing Paths Method for "wide links = no"

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri Jun 1 11:32:09 MDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 01:55:50PM +0000, Colin Simpson wrote:
> Hi
> I have set in my smb.conf
> follow symlinks = yes
> wide links = no
> As I want to allow symlinks in the same share but not elsewhere in the
> file tree.
> However my server is still automounting paths that are symlinks in the
> directory shared out (as users access the tree).
> Is this just the method use to check "wide links", i.e does the symlink
> get followed (so my automount happens) then samba verifies if it's in
> the same filssystem, if not it's denied?

Yes, that's exactly how it works.

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