[Samba] Symbolic links and SAMBA

Michael Heironimus mkh01 at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 13 20:44:00 GMT 2002

On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 12:11:05PM -0600, Long, Jesse wrote:
> ln: creating symbolic link 'asm' to 'asm-i386': Operation not permitted.

If you're trying to create a symlink on a remote filesystem mounted via
Samba/smbfs, it's not at all surprising that it would not work. Samba
makes your UNIX machine look like a Windows server, and Windows has no
concept of what a symbolic link is. The follow symlinks option allows
people to browse through symlinks that you created on the server.

If you're sharing from one UNIX machine to another, just use NFS. It's
native to UNIX, so things like symlinks will work.

Michael Heironimus

More information about the samba mailing list