[Samba] symlinks loop detection in Samba?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jan 19 17:54:33 UTC 2021

On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 05:49:04PM +0000, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>On 19/01/2021 17:37, Jeremy Allison via samba wrote:
>>Symlinks are a blight on a perfectly well designed filesystem. Once
>>the VFS work is finished, expect an epic rant (talk :-) I'm planning
>>to give :-). Not often I'll say this, but Microsoft got it right
>>in Windows on this point.
>Which is why I never understood why the default for 'follow symlinks' 
>is 'yes'. I also cannot understand why 'allow insecure wide links' was 
>created, probably someone asked for it, but they should have been told 

History Rowland, ancient history. Once such things are in and
supported it's really hard to remove them again.

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