[Samba] Symlink Issue

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Thu Jun 17 10:39:16 MDT 2010

I've recently upgraded a server and am having an issue with symlinks that used to work but are now broken.  The links are on one of the filesystems shared by Samba, but point to directories on an NFS-mounted volume.  The permissions and export on the NFS volume are such that both root and normal users on this Samba server can access the contents correctly.  However, when I try to follow the symlink in Samba via a Windows client, I receive an "Access is denied" error.  This actually does not seem to be limited to NFS-mounted volumes - symlinks don't seem to be working across any of the local filesystems, but they are working within a single filesystem.  My smb.conf file does contain "wide links = yes"  and "follow symlinks = yes" both for the particular share about which I'm concerned and in the global section, but that doesn't seem to help.  Here are some system details:

O/S: SLES11 x86_64
Samba: 3.2.7-11.9.1-2306-SUSE-CODE11


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