[Samba] DFS symlinks shown as broken through file management software.

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Sep 15 18:38:33 MDT 2014

On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:31:56PM +0000, Chang, Jason wrote:
> I have setup a samba dfs server and file managers on linux only see 
> broken symlinks. Is there a linux file managers that can handle the dfs 
> symlinks correctly?
> So far I tried thunar, nautilus and Gnome commander. All is failing with 
> the dfs symlinks.
> Commandline navigation seems to work fine through mounted volume and 
> windows clients can navigate around the shared volume with explorer 
> without issue.
> Any thoughts?

smbd DFS symlinks will present as broken to all
Linux file managers. They are specific encodings
of MS-SMB paths inside symlinks.

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