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Old 02-05-2016, 07:54 AM   #1
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Question Windows deletes symlink files on Samba share


I cannot work out why Windows-7 is deleting all the files under a Unix symbolic link when the 'folder' is removed using Windows Explorer, even though the files & folders within the link have read-only Unix permissions.

My set up is as follows:

* Scientific Linux 7.1 Samba server running v 4.1.12
* Scientific Linux 6.7 file server running NIS (automounted homes &
data folders)
* Windows 7 SP3

Extracts from my smb.conf...


unix extensions = no

comment = Home Directories
path = /home/
browseable = yes
writable = yes
create mode = 0664
directory mask = 0775
public = yes
follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes

Incidentally, if I try using Windows to remove a specific file within the symlink it does object with "permission denied", so I would have expected it to delete only the link rather than the whole directory structure.

Can anyone shed any light on this?

Thank you in anticipation,


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