[Samba] Symlink with mklink

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Dec 2 16:39:27 UTC 2015

On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 02:30:00PM +0100, Marc JIROU wrote:
> 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

Well people use symlinks on Samba servers all the time.
But they create and manage them on the UNIX side and
the Windows clients are unaware of them.

What advantage does having the clients aware of the
link bring ? Remember, we already restrict the clients
from traversing outside of the share path.

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