[Samba] Samba 3.5.6: can't follow symlinks on shares

Konstantin Boyandin temmokan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 04:40:07 MST 2010

Hi Andy,

08.11.2010 17:27, Andy Liebman writes:
>>>> The problem: I have a share with symlinks leading outside the share.
>>>> After mounting the shared resource (cifs), I can't proceed through
>>>> symlinks (permission denied).
>>>> Setting options
>>>> follow symlinks = yes
>>>> wide links = yes
>>>> for the share doesn't change Samba behaviour. ...
>>> Do not use symlinks, rather use bind mounts.
>> The idea is to make the navigation through symlinks uniform, both in
>> ssh shell and via Samba share, without breaking anything that works on
>>> the shared directories and relies on symlinks existence.. ...

> I sounds like maybe you need to your [General] section the following line:
>     unix extensions = no
> That will make Samba resolve the symlinks on the server side.

In my case the section was named [global].
Thank you very much, that did the trick!

Konstantin Boyandin

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