[Samba] Following symlinks

James Pifer jep at obrien-pifer.com
Fri Dec 14 21:12:11 MST 2012

I'm struggling with following symlinks with samba on the recent 
versions. I cannot use mount -bind as I've seen others suggest. This is 
for my mythtv backend, so I'm using the rename script to create nice 
names for the recordings.

Anyway, I can map the drive from Windows XP and Windows 7, and see 
symlinked files, but I cannot open or copy them as I used to be able to do.

My system is opensuse 12.2. My smb.conf looks like:

         unix extensions = no
         workgroup = WORKGROUP
         printing = cups
         printcap name = cups
         printcap cache time = 750
         cups options = raw
         map to guest = Bad User
         include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
         logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
         logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
         logon drive = P:
         usershare allow guests = No
         wins server =
         wins support = No

         comment = Home Directories
         valid users = %S, %D%w%S
         browseable = No
         read only = Yes
         inherit acls = Yes
         follow symlinks = Yes
         wide links = Yes


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