[Samba] Symlink with mklink

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Dec 1 17:19:55 UTC 2015

On Tue, Dec 01, 2015 at 03:26:53PM +0100, Marc JIROU wrote:
>  <samba at lists.samba.org>Hi,
> I'm using windows 7 as client and a Samba 4.1.21 server.
> I would like to create symbolic link on a share with mklink,
> it failes with a reparse point error message.
> Trying to find more information i found this discussion
> https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2014-September/102388.html
> So it seems that i'm not the only one to trying to do that without success.
> Reading microsoft SMB documentation i found that this feature is optional
> and the
> server may or may not support it.
> Is it something that exists in newest version, or maybe it is in the
> roadmap, or will
> never be supported ?

Doesn't exist yet. No one has really found a pressing
need for it. It's not too difficult to support.

If you have a pressing need for it you can always
hire a Samba support company to implement it (or
wait until one of the Team employers has a pressing
need for it :-).

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