[Samba] [Samba + CIFS] Symbolic link problems

Philip Reetz p.reetz at linet-services.de
Mon May 31 20:26:45 GMT 2004

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 03:24:16PM +0200, ALBANI damiano wrote:
>>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.
> Jeremy.

does this mean, that when using SAMBA 3.0.5 I can mount CIFS-Shares from 
a W2K Server and use symbolic links in the share pointing to a local 
directory, i.e. /tmp, to mount home directories as cifs share?
When will 3.0.5 be released?



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