[Samba] Limit on number of symbolic links?

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at matchmail.com
Sun Feb 29 10:08:27 GMT 2004

Harmon, Leigh wrote:
> All,
> Is there a limit on the number of symbolic links that Samba follows correctly.
> I'm running Samba 3.0.1 on Solaris 8, and using Samba as a file server.  I've
> tested 3.0.2 and have the same issue.  On the Unix side, I have a directory that
> contains many symbolic links to other directories.  Many of these links point to
> other links (on separate servers by NFS), which then point to a directory on
> another server where the data actually resides (link->link->directory).  With
> permissions being 770 on the directories, and my user is in the correct Unix
> group, I cannot access or even see the links from Samba.  However, I can
> successfully access them on the Unix side.  If I open up the permissions to 777
> on the directories, then I am able to see the links via Samba.  It appears that
> Samba is losing my permissions, or can't mount these links.
> I do have:
> Follow symlinks =yes
> Wide links = yes

I've seen this on Linux with users that are members of more than 16 
groups and authentication via nss-ldap (no ldap setup in samba, only 


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