[Samba] Re: symbolic link problem

Jeremy jeremy at sundayta.com
Thu Jun 30 08:16:25 GMT 2005

Jeremy Allison <jra <at> samba.org> writes:

> You're hitting the effects of the "unix extensions". Without
> unix extensions on, the client can't detect a file is a symlink,
> it just looks like a file and will be followed on the server.
> With unix extensions on, the client can detect a file is a symlink
> and (like with NFS) will follow it locally.
> Your old debian server is probably before the unix extensions were
> added to Samba. To make the client follow symlinks on the server
> set "unix extensions = no".
> Jeremy.

 That solved it - thanks.

 I actually had "unix extensions = no" in the conf file but I had
 forgotten that you can't put comments on the same line as a
 paramter in smb.conf!


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