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benfindlay
April 6th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Ok, apologies if this has already been answered; I did a quick search and could not find anything quite like my situation.

I have several external USB drive connected to my ubuntu server which were previously shared across the network using SAMBA. Rather than share each and every folder/drive connected, I would like to create a single folder on my desktop to share and use symbolic links to create 'short-cuts' in this one folder to the folders spread across several drives. The problem I have is that the symbolic links work across the network to a Windows machine, but Mac OS won't follow them properly. Anyone have any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

Thanks

Ben

benfindlay
April 7th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Following some googling I found a page on this forum that didn't come up using the forum's own search. So for anyone else who has this problem, look here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1077823).

Adding uni extensions = no to the smb.conf on the server seems to fix it!