[Samba] Symlink with mklink

Marc JIROU mjirou at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 13:30:00 UTC 2015

 > 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 :-).

So no one is interesting in having symbolic link on a samba server ?

When i was looking for informations, most of people think that symbolic
link are
reserved to NTFS and can't  exists on a smb server, that why no one ask for.

I'm pretty sure a lot of people are waiting for this ( at least people that
use unix system )
but that's just my personnal opinion


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