[Samba] No symlink support on SMB2 and SMB3?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri Jan 23 14:49:36 MST 2015

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:47:22PM +0100, Markus Doits wrote:
> > Well there's a workaround called "Minshall/French" symlink format:
> >
> > https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba-technical/2014-September/102476.html
> >
> > that hides the symlink target inside a 'special' file. That
> > should still work over SMB2, but it's tunnelling stuff inside
> > the protocol, not really protocol support.
> >
> > It's what the Linux CIFS client uses when it has to do
> > symlinks against a Windows server which doesnt' support
> > the UNIX extensions.
> This looks good - can I enable/force them on the server or must it be
> enabled by every client explicitly by the mount option?

It's all client controlled - otherwise it wouldn't work
against a Windows server (which has no symlink knowledge).

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