- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
- When attempting to access a symbolic link through a Samba share accessing the link will fail with an access denied error observed on the client.
- Set the following parameter in
If using libsmbclient-3.0.33-3.37.el5 or newer:
[global] follow symlinks = yes unix extensions = no wide links = yes
If using an older version of libsmbclient:
[global] follow symlinks = yes
- Next, restart the
sambaservices to put the changes into effect:
# /etc/init.d/samba restart
- Newer versions of Samba require a modification to the Samba configuration file to allow symbolic links. This change and option was introduced to patch a security vulnerability which allowed users to access the machine via symbolic links.
follow symlinks (S) This parameter allows the Samba administrator to stop smbd(8) from following symbolic links in a particular share. Setting this parameter to no prevents any file or directory that is a symbolic link from being followed (the user will get an error). This option is very useful to stop users from adding a symbolic link to /etc/passwd in their home directory for instance. However it will slow filename lookups down slightly.
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