[Samba] Wide-Links For a specific Path

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Nov 1 20:42:58 UTC 2021

On Mon, 2021-11-01 at 16:31 -0400, ralph strebbing via samba wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 12:07 PM Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> > Don't enable SMB1 unix extensions. Are you on Linux ? If so,
> > why not use bind mounts:
> So I looked into it deeper, I don't think we are actually using unix
> extensions. If there is some way to verify that, I will post the
> results.

Unless you have set 'unix extensions = no' , then you are using unix
extensions, it defaults to 'unix extensions = yes'.

> Some clients will be on linux, but most of this use case is for
> clients on Windows.
> I did try adding the following in the [global] block on our
> fileserver:
> follow symlinks = yes

That wouldn't help, it is the default.

> But when I try to follow a symlink to another share in Windows, I get
> a constant permission denied, despite being both the owner and part
> of
> the group that owns the folder, and setting the POSIX ACL for the
> user
> and group objects to rwx.

Ah, but you appear to be using ZFS, but what on ?

It will help if you post more info, what OS, what is in your smb.conf,
what permissions are set on the share.


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