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Old 06-29-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Is there any way to follow links with Samba?

Can you tell me if there is any way to follow links in samba.

Ex: /dir1/subdir1/link --> /dir2/subdir2

User can access files in both directories if he connects to the system (with ssh, login, ...).
So if he does "cd /dir/subdir1/link ; ls" he will see both files.

Now, dir1 is shared with samba (but not dir2). What I want is that users connect from Windows with \\machine\dir1\dir2 and see both files.

Is that possible?

I've tried with follos links and wide links, but it hasn't work as I wanted.

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not a networking question. moved to Linux - Server.
Old 06-30-2010, 03:51 AM   #3
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I use the same in samba, and it works when I connect with windows. I use CentOS.

BUT on my other computer (Fedora 11), it did work until a few months ago, after an update. Now I get the 'access denied' in windows.
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Normally this should work if the filesystem permissions are set up correctly.
Old 06-30-2010, 06:12 AM   #5
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Solved: Is there any way to follow links with Samba?

Sorry, I works fine.

I tried and tried and didn't work. But I've tried it again and ... it works.



follow, links, samba

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