[Samba] Using group membership to access a symlink directory

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Nov 15 11:45:01 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 16:56 -0600, Chris Barnes wrote:
> I am having a problem getting Samba to use the linux group membership 
> when following a symlink.
> On the Linux side, I have a soft link from the user's home directory to 
> the shared directory.
>   ln -s /home/shared/testgroup testshare

> IF the user maps to the "testshared" share, it works perfectly (ie. uses
> the group membership to give access).  However, if they try to browse to
> the testgroup "directory", it does not grant them access.
> It shouldn't matter, but I have even changed the symlink 'file' to have
> the user be the owner.  Still no dice.

Can you access this on linux as the user?  ie, if you remove samba from
the equation, does it work?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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