[Samba] Cannot remove symlink with missing target

Andreas Maier andreas.r.maier at gmx.de
Wed Jan 6 19:10:19 UTC 2016

Am 06.01.2016 um 19:16 schrieb Rowland penny:
> That is the weirdest smb.conf I have ever seen, you appear to have two 
> homes shares, the one you would use on an AD DC '[home]' and the 
> standard '[homes]', in the later 'nobody' is an invalid user (twice), 
> yet on the next line 'nobody' is a valid user (again twice). There are 
> what appears to be multiple unknown to 'man smb.conf' lines, if these 
> are valid for your version of Samba installed on your NAS, then you 
> might be better of asking Synology for help. If you have modified the 
> smb.conf yourself, then it might be better to put it back to what it 
> was and starting again.
> Rowland

I have not modified the smb.conf directly (only indirectly through the 
Synology user interface), but it definitely has a long history, over 
several major and minor DSM versions...

I have no problem working with Synology, but I thoiught an error like 
not removing broken symbolic links is something they would have to 
discuss with the Samba development team anyway. So I came here directly, 
and hope to get details I can use in a discussion with Synology.

Synology has a default smb.conf in /usr/syno/etc.default/. The trouble 
with starting from that default smb.conf is that I don't know what magic 
Synology has implemented in addition to the plain samba support. So if I 
can get some insight without having to do that, I would prefer that. 
Let's see what Jeremy comes up with.


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