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Thread: Symbolic Links deny permission in Samba share.

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    Symbolic Links deny permission in Samba share.

    I have a Samba share that contains a symbolic link and when I try accessing it from the WinXP machine it denies permission. If I access it from the Linux account, it goes in with no problems. Is there a certain setting that needs to be set or enabled or is this just one of those things with Samba?
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    Re: Symbolic Links deny permission in Samba share.

    Samba has changed the ability to follow symlinks because of a security issue: http://www.samba.org/samba/news/symlink_attack.html

    To circumvent the change you could try this:

    Add the following lines to the [global] section of smb.conf:
    Code:
    follow symlinks = yes
    wide links = yes
    unix extensions = no
    Then restart the samba service:
    Code:
    sudo service smbd restart

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    Re: Symbolic Links deny permission in Samba share.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    Samba has changed the ability to follow symlinks because of a security issue: http://www.samba.org/samba/news/symlink_attack.html

    To circumvent the change you could try this:

    Add the following lines to the [global] section of smb.conf:
    Code:
    follow symlinks = yes
    wide links = yes
    unix extensions = no
    Then restart the samba service:
    Code:
    sudo service smbd restart
    Ok thanks I'll give it a go.
    Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux 18
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    box, you just need to work on it”.

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    Re: Symbolic Links deny permission in Samba share.

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

    that fixed the same issue for me , thanks !

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    Re: Symbolic Links deny permission in Samba share.

    Sorry kinda forgot to get back to this thread. It also worked for me thanks.

    I'll mark this as solved.
    Ubuntu 16.04 / Linux 18
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    Re: Symbolic Links deny permission in Samba share.

    Thanks! Worked for me.

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