[Samba] non-wide symbolic links broken?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Nov 1 17:09:00 UTC 2022

On Tue, Nov 01, 2022 at 05:59:00PM +0300, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
>31.10.2022 19:32, Jeremy Allison wrote:
>>On Mon, Oct 31, 2022 at 03:20:01PM +0300, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
>>>For quite some time, it looks like I have to always enable "wide links"
>>>if I do use symlinks *anywhere* within any share. The problem is that
>>>symlinks which points to a different directory, even within this same
>>>share, does not work and are entirely ignored by samba as like it were
>>>listed in "veto files".
>>>ln -s subdir/file link
>>>even if subdir is clearly a part of this same share and subdir/file is
>>>also within the share, this link doesn't work.
>>>After enabling "wide links" it starts to work but that one does have
>>>its own "fun features".
>>>Is it intentional, or is 'follow links' parabeter has become useless?
>>We have tests for this, which we're (obviously) passing.
>>Can you be explicit, with version and a reproducible problem ?
>Thank you for the answer Jeremy!
>Unfortunately I was too quick yesterday.  It turned out I was completely
>wrong. In the context where I tested this (manually), the symlink target
>which I tried, had an executable bit set, which was mapped by samba as
>hidden attribute. So neither this file nor any symlinks to it were just
>not shown by windows by default!  I haven't realized this +x thing at
>that time. It's a shame on me really - b/c this is so damn simple and
>so stupid.
>So I stand corrected: current samba versions does the right thing with
>symlinks, at least I haven't found a case where it is not the case.

No worries, thanks for letting us know !

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