Ubuntu :: Samba - Windows Cannot Access Symbolic Links?

Apr 13, 2011

I have samba set up, and I can log in, etc. However, whenever I try to access a symbolic link, windows tells me that "windows cannot access [directory name]".

I have this under global, but it doesn't seem to help:


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

The permissions of the target directories are open.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Samba Share Cannot Access Symbolic Links To Other Drives?

Jan 10, 2011

I've created two samba shares, /media/disk1 and /media/disk2 say the structure is like this:

/media/disk1/dir2 links to /media/disk1/dir1
/media/disk2/dir1 links to /media/disk1/dir1

so I can access /media/disk1/dir1 and /media/disk1/dir2 from samba share, but I cannot access /media/disk2/dir1, on Windows 7 it throws:


[Window Title]
Location is not available
N:dir1 is not accessible.
Access is denied.

In conclusion, symbolic inside the same drive is okay, but when cross-drive links happened, I cannot access them..

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Apr 6, 2010

If you have some directories shared that contain symbolic links that are NOT being resolved by the client machine, try adding these lines to your /etc/samba/smb.conf file:

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

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Oct 19, 2010

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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Mar 14, 2010

I just upgraded samba on my lenny-server:

apt-cache policy samba
Installed: 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1~bpo50+1

...and since then my windows xp clients cannot follow a symbolic link to a common area from their home folders.

I have googled and tried to add follow symlinks and wide links to my homes share

= Home Directories
browseable = no
follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes

...but after restarting samba on the server and rebooting the windows machine the user still cannot follow the link.

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Jul 10, 2010

I am trying to set up scripts to execute Luckybackup and make them easily available to all users of the computer. Following the recommendation of the web site (http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2006/12/...-all-versions/) I tried to set up a folder (/usr/local/myprograms/luckybackup_scripts) containing the scripts, and to put symlinks pointing to the scripts in /usr/lock/bin.

The object of this design was to have my local programs clearly separate from any other programs, and to point to them with symlinks in /usr/local/bin. is because /usr/local/bin is automatically searched when a terminal command is issued so the user need not specify the whole path to the script.The problem that I ran into was that the system would not let me create symlinks to scripts in /usr/local/myprograms/luchybackup_scripts. While ths symlink was created, it was invalid and did point to any target. The only symlinks that I could create had to be in the same folder as the target, namely /usr/local/myprograms/luckybackup_scripts. I tried to create the links using Terminal and "sudo ln -s

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Mar 16, 2011

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Nov 14, 2010

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Is there any significance attached to the colors? I would think they should be the same as the working one.


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May 7, 2010

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4737414 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 user group 13 Dec 9 13:47 ../k0607-lsi6/camac -> ../../include
4737415 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 user group 14 Dec 9 13:49 ../k0607-lsi6/linux -> ../../../linux


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Oct 9, 2010

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Mar 2, 2011

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Jun 28, 2011

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General :: Copy Only Symbolic Links Between Homes?

Mar 27, 2011

copy all symlinks

i want to copy all symlinks (both active and dead) from one partition's os's user's home directory, to another partition's os's user's home directory, and i'm wondering if this can be accomplished with some clever bash options and pipes after "cp".

this is very useful for users with multiboot systems, who keep all their data on a separate drive. this would allow the symlink'ed shortcut tree directory hierarchy expedience, to be instantly copyable to any of their oses.

distro-hoppers/surfers will love it. ^_^

so here goes my first attempt at trying to work out what it'd be...

cp -P
(copy, dont follow symbolic links)
(or is it -d i aught use?)
find /% -type l
(finds symbolic links only


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Feb 20, 2011

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Is this a bug somewhere in HPUX 10,x and 11.x os or "symlink" c library method, who knows?There are groups of nodes running HPUX, for example groupA, groupB etc.The problems appears in groupA but not in groupB. Seems the nodes are configured differently.While I would love to know if this is a configuration issue, it appears that way to me, there would be little I could do about it. Politics you know, but that's okay, in time someone would listen.

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May 30, 2010

I have a 8.04 LTS server that i have installed a new 1TB drive. The server is running great but I am bit confused regarding the ln -s command and drive mounting. I have backuppc installed on the server and I am running out of storage space. To reolve this I moved the cpool and pool directories to the 1 TB drive and type from within the /var/lib/backuppc directory ln -s cpool /store/1TB/cpool this created the symbolic link to the new drive and everything works fine. I then rebooted the server and everything is runing fine but the drive does not show up in the df -h command, however the directories appear to be mounted fine.

I thought the drive would not be mounted automatically until it was defined in the fstab. Does the ln -s command force the system to automatically mount the directories but not the volume? This behaviour has caused me to delete my backup data becuase I was sure the disk was not mounted but is was!


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Aug 15, 2011

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Jun 28, 2010

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Jan 7, 2011

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However it seems that only root can use this link, I tried chmoding the link, all the files in the gamers /game/logs/*, /game/logs itself to 777 as well as changing chown and chgrp to server the files still cannot be read. When viewed from servers account my shell shows the link and where it is to hi-lighted in black with red text. /home/GAMER/game/ (chmod & chgrp) drwxrwxrwx 3 SERVER SERVER 4096 2011-01-07 15:46 logs
/home/SERVER/public_html (chmod -h & chgrp -h)

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I have a file structure such as:


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Feb 18, 2010

I have 5 files in directory /test1

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I tried

But it failed. It seems like I can't make symbolic links for all the 5 files simultaneously.

Often times I need make symbolic links for multiple files with some common pattern (just like ".txt" here). I really hope to avoid making symbolic link for each of them one by one...

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I am trying to make my Apache server show symbolic links in a directory listing, but have so far been unsuccessful. In my latest attempt, I have placed the following code in .htaccess, in the directory with the symlinks that I want listing:

<Directory />
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Im httpd-vhosts.conf, I have also placed the following code within the relative <VirtualHost></VirtualHost>:

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Mar 6, 2009

I'm using FC10 and I want to create a symlink to my movies directory in my home folder:

This is what I did:
I created in
ln -s /home/username/movies movies

Then in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None

<Directory "/var/www/html">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

<Directory "/home/username/movies">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

Restart apache and then the test page is working.

The directory /home/username/movies has following permissions:
drwxrwxrwx 2 apache apache 4096 2009-03-05 23:43 movies
When trying to access my webpage at localhost/movies I get the 403 Forbidden Error.
Ok then, entering:
sudo -u apache ls /var/www/html
> movies
This works, sudo -u /var/www/html/movies returns the permission denied error.
As well sudo -u /home/username/movies
Is the user apache chrooted by default? SELinux is in permissive mode. What can I do?

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I have folder stucture:

|- dir1/
| |- sub1/
|- dir2/
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and my current working directory is sub1link, is there a quick way to either: change directory to link source parent (i.e something similar to cd .. but take the user to /dir1/ change directory to link source (i.e switch from /dir2/sub1link/ straight to /dir1/sub1

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I am using Debian 5.

I figure its something as easy as ~# foreach statement, then I just do a loop with the command to make a sym link.

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