[Samba] Links followed to my local filesystem

Russell Polo Samba at azimuth-interactive.com
Mon Mar 7 19:52:46 GMT 2005

in reply to this message :

I have the same problem. I have an old Redhat 7.3 box that I am trying 
to replace with a FC3 box..

when the FC3 box mounts samba directories the symlinks show up as 
symlinks ( and are invalid as they point to non-local paths)

When the RedHat 7.3 box mounts the same directories, it is unaware that 
the symlinks are not directories. For years I have accumulated symlinks 
that  files between different projects. So, it's not an easy option to 
"stop using symlinks"

I tried installing the old version of  samba on the new machine, (  rpm 
-U samba-client-2.2.7-3.7.3.i386.rpm samba-common-2.2.7-3.7.3.i386.rpm 
--force --nodeps ) it complained but seemed to work. But even with the 
OLD rpms the symlinks still show up as symlinks. I  am at wits end.

My friend found related link in bugzilla .

If that is the problem, is there a quick and dirty trick to make  the 
server think all clients are windows clients? ( clearly not an elegant 
solution but would solve the current crisis )

-- Russell Polo

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