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Re: samba-3.0.37nb1 do not accept symbol link


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        on Tue, 2 Mar 2010 21:21:28 +0800,
        Water NB <> wrote:
> Under my home directory, i create a symbol link file:
> cd ~
> ln -s /usr/xxx
> samba-3.0.37 is good, I can access ~/xxx from windows client.
> but samba-3.0.37nb1 do not accept this symbol link,
> windows client report error: access deny.
> why?
Because of security problem, default of "wide links" parameter has
changed from "Yes" to "No".  It cause exactly your problem.

if you want to set "wide links" parameter to "Yes", I suggest you to
update to samba33 and "unix extensions" set to "No".

Best regards.

Takahiro Kambe <>


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Subject: CVS commit: pkgsrc/net/samba
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:08:36 +0000
From: Matthias Drochner <>
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Module Name:    pkgsrc
Committed By:   drochner
Date:           Tue Feb  9 16:08:36 UTC 2010

Modified Files:
        pkgsrc/net/samba: Makefile distinfo
        pkgsrc/net/samba/patches: patch-bs

Log Message:
let the "wide links" option default to "false", as a preliminary
response to the recent symlink attack problem
approved by Takahiro Kambe

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