[Samba] Symlink Issue

Nick Couchman Nick.Couchman at seakr.com
Thu Jun 17 13:43:43 MDT 2010

Must be it...I'll have to go run down the source package for this version of Samba that comes with SLES11 and look for that backport.  As soon as I set unix extensions to no, it started working.


>>> On 2010/06/17 at 11:57, Dale Schroeder <dale at BriannasSaladDressing.com> wrote:

> Nick,
> Is it possible that Suse has backported the fix for Bug #7104 
> <https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7104> into your version?
> I believe the lowest version from samba.org with this fix is 3.3.11 
> <http://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-3.3.11.html>
> Dale
> On 06/17/2010 11:39 AM, Nick Couchman wrote:
>> 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
>> Thanks,
>> Nick

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