[Samba] Allow insecure wide links = yes, wide links =yes; but I still can't "see" files from links to NFS mounts using 3.6.15, after upgrading from 2.2.8a

Michael Adam obnox at samba.org
Wed Dec 11 06:59:23 MST 2013

On 2013-12-11 at 22:11 +1100, David Keegel wrote:
> Michael, note the second paragraph quoted from man smb.conf :-

Gosh, that's right. Thanks for correcting that. :-)

Cheers - Michael

>        allow insecure wide links (G)
>            In normal operation the option wide links which allows the server
>            to follow symlinks outside of a share path is automatically
>            disabled when unix extensions are enabled on a Samba server.  This
>            is done for security purposes to prevent UNIX clients creating
>            symlinks to areas of the server file system that the administrator
>            does not wish to export.
>            Setting allow insecure wide links to true disables the link between
>            these two parameters, removing this protection and allowing a site
>            to configure the server to follow symlinks (by setting wide links
>            to "true") even when unix extensions is turned on.
> -- 
> ___________________________________________________________________________
>   David Keegel <djk at cyber.com.au>        Cyber IT Solutions Pty. Ltd.   
>    http://www.cyber.com.au/~djk/     Linux & Unix Systems Administration 
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