[Samba] [Samba + CIFS] Symbolic link problems

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri May 28 16:36:18 GMT 2004

On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 03:24:16PM +0200, ALBANI damiano wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using Samba 2.2.8a with 2.6.6 CIFS Linux clients and I've got 
> problems with symbolic links : I can't make them point outside the share.
> I understand that it is a security feature if the server resolves the 
> link. But, in my case, I'd like Samba to serve link files *as is*, so 
> that the Unix clients resolve the link.
> Symlinks are an important filesystem feature and their lack breaks many 
> software, especially when using home directories exported from Samba 
> shares. OpenOffice for example, which makes a shorcut from 
> '/usr/lib/ooo-1.1/program/soffice' to '~/.rhopenoffice-1.1/soffice', and 
> refuses to start if it can't :(

This isn't going to work with Samba 2.2.x. I recently fixed this and
it will work correctly in Samba 3.0.5. You can try Samba 3.0.5pre1
to test.


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