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Ive sepent about 4 hours trying to get to the bottom of this. so far... I heard my share entery in the smb.conf should have these enteries "follow symlinks = ...
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    linux client won't follow symlinks on samba share


    Ive sepent about 4 hours trying to get to the bottom of this. so far...
    I heard my share entery in the smb.conf should have these enteries

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

    tried this

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

    I tried recursivly chmoding the entire tree to 777
    and ...works fine if the client is windows(???)

    Im' just trying to link to lower files on the tree, not trying to cross file systems or shares.
    any help would be appreciated.
    thanks

    edit..
    just noticed links work as connected with smb I tried useing the gui.
    I was orignaly connecting with a mount script: mount cifs -t //server/share.
    Is there somthing I can do to the mount command to allow links?

    thanks again
    Last edited by andrewrz; 03-30-2013 at 04:43 PM.

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    this is my fdisk -l output in case its relevent, I have shares on all of them, and they all have the same problem.

    "Disk /dev/sda: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1946 cylinders, total 31266816 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0005b928

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 30253055 15125504 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 30255102 31264767 504833 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 30255104 31264767 504832 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000365289472 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243197 cylinders, total 3906963456 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00021365

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 2048 3906963455 1953480704 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    Disk /dev/sdc: 128.0 GB, 128043712512 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15567 cylinders, total 250085376 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdc1 32 250085375 125042672 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    Disk /dev/sdd: 2000.4 GB, 2000365289472 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243197 cylinders, total 3906963456 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00064002

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdd1 2048 3906963455 1953480704 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

    Disk /dev/sde: 32.0 GB, 32015679488 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3892 cylinders, total 62530624 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000"

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