[Samba] Symbolic links and SAMBA

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Fri Dec 13 22:32:00 GMT 2002

In samba 3.0 we have unix extensions, they will be available to
GNU/Linux client through steve's new CIFS fs (in linux kernel 2.5)
most probably.

While I still puch for NFS currently, I have to say that CIFS security
model is much better as it does not trust machines but requires each
user to authenticate.


On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 21:38, Michael Heironimus wrote:
> 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
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