[Samba] symlinks loop detection in Samba?

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jan 19 17:57:14 UTC 2021

On 19/01/2021 17:54, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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 no.
> History Rowland, ancient history. Once such things are in and
> supported it's really hard to remove them again.

Yes, I know, sigh,

Couldn't we just claim that they only work with SMBv1 and then remove 
them 😇


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