[Samba] symbolic link problem
jeremy at sundayta.com
Wed Jun 29 09:38:11 GMT 2005
I'm having some annoying problems with symbolic links. I'm not
certain they relate to samba but hopefully sone here can help
I have a linux ( Mandrake 10.1 ) machine sharing various directories
( samba 3.0.7 ) with a network of linux ( also MDK 10.1 ) and windows
Within the shared directories are a number of symbolic links to
files both inside and outside the shared directory ( follow symlinks
and wide links are both set to yes )
accessing these directories from a windows client all is well but, when
I try to access them from Linux, the symbolic links do not work.
After an hour or two of confusion I realised that it is looking for the
linked directory on the client machine rather than the server.
So for example ,on the client, when in directory /mnt/server1/dir1
there is a symlink to a directory on server1 ( ln -s /home/fred fred ).
if I do 'cd fred' it fails because /home/fred does not exist on the
Of course on server1 typing 'cd fred' works.
Am I making some stupid error here in expecting it to look on the
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