[Samba] issue with allow insecure wide links

Denis Cardon denis.cardon at tranquil-it-systems.fr
Thu Feb 27 11:03:44 MST 2014

Hi Arthur,

> First please forgive me if this appears more than once.  I've been having a hard time trying to post to the group the first time.
> On RHEL 6.5 (using samba 3.6.9-167) it seems to recognize 'allow insecure wide links' as a valid parameter but ignore it.  When it is set to yes the log file still shows the error that both 'unix extensions' and 'wide links' are set and therefore 'wide links' is disabled.
> Does anyone know how I could really set this parameter?

wide links and unix extensions are mutually exclusive parameters for 
security reasons because it makes all you system files viewable from a a 
smb client computer, eg. you could create a simlink to the /etc/passwd 
file and retrieve it. You can check the bugzilla entry 
https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7104 for a more in depth 

Hope this helps,


> Thanks,
> Art Hays
> art at lsr.nei.nih.gov

Denis Cardon
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