[Samba] Links followed to my local filesystem
jra at samba.org
Mon Mar 7 21:42:18 GMT 2005
On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 02:52:46PM -0500, Russell Polo wrote:
> 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 )
Yeah, you could turn off the unix extensions ("unix extensions = no").
That would do it. Hmmmm. I need to think about this issue a bit....
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