[Samba] Can Windows client detect symlinks on Samba server?

Peter Hartley peter at empeg.com
Tue Dec 14 11:34:40 GMT 2004

Hi there,

Is there a way, in a Win32 program running on a client, to detect when
two "files" presented by a Samba server running on a Unix server are, in
fact, symlinks to the same file? Some sort of server-specific properties
perhaps? dev_t and ino_t? Ideally, accessible as an unprivileged user?
What about hardlinks?

I'm guessing not, because Cygwin doesn't see symlinks as symlinks.

Client is Windows XP, server is Samba 3.0.9 on Linux.


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