[Samba] Deletion of directory symlink via Samba deletes files in original subdirectory on Unix

Kathy banshee135 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 10:27:30 MST 2009

Actually, that is only one of our servers.  We have multiple Samba
servers running here and it's possible that the folks are pointing at
the 3.0.25a version our Solaris 10 ZFS server.  The other possible
server is version 3.0.33 running on RHEL 4.   I know for a fact that
the 3.0.25a version does it as I tested it out myself.


On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 9:23 AM, Kathy <banshee135 at gmail.com> wrote:
> My apologies for not getting back to you until now about this.  Was
> out due to the holidays.  We are using version 3.2.8 on RHEL 5.2.
> Kathy
>>> >What version of Samba ?
>>> >
>>> >Jeremy
>>> This sounds a bit like the problem we (EditShare) discovered and
>>> that  you patched a few years ago-- in the 3.0.14 days I think.
>>> Remember... We discovered a sort of delayed reaction.  If you
>>> deleted a symlink to a file that some other user had open, when both
>>> users finally closed the file the FILE would get deleted rather than
>>> the SYMLINK.
>>> Could it be related?
>> Maybe, it could *be* that problem, if the version they're running
>> is old enough (which is why I asked :-).
>> Jeremy.
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