symbolic links

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Feb 15 07:14:11 GMT 2001

"Morrison, Bradley A." wrote:
> The question is: Is there a way to control how symbolic 
> links are traversed over a Samba link?  I know, it 
> seems silly, but I have been "asked to ask".
> The problem is that granting access to users' home 
> directories doesn't limit them to their home directory, 
> if they have a symlink to anywhere else.

See 'wide links' and 'follow symlinks' in smb.conf.  Note 
that these really just apply to directories and not symlinks 
to files.

Cheers, jerry
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