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Samba and symlinks

I also recently upgraded the Ubuntu VM I use when I'm in Windows from 8.04 to 10.04. That broke my Samba configuration, giving me 'Access denied' errors when I tried to follow symlinks which went outside of my shared home directory. Per this and this, the way to fix this is to add the following three lines to the [global] section of smb.conf:

follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes
unix extensions = no

The clincher seems to be the unix extensions setting. Whether that's evil or a security risk I don't know (and don't care on my home PC) - but it works for me.

{2011.05.07 - 16:25}


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