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Cannot access a subdirectory on a Samba share that is a symbolically linked directory on the Solaris server (Doc ID 1449202.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 11, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


A Solaris 10 system had a Samba share created that was a ZFS filesystem. For example it was named share1:


The system had been updated from Solaris Samba version 3.0.37 to version 3.5.5 or later.
The Solaris Samba version upgrade would be take place when Solaris 10 Patches 146363-01 or 119757-20 or later (SPARC) or 146364-01 or 119758-20 or later (X86)  are installed.

In Samba around version 3.4.x there was a change that determined that when the options wide links and unix extensions are enabled there would be a conflict and wide links would be disabled. the updated version of Solaris Samba now had this functionality where the previous version of 3.0.37 did not.

Refer to the smb.conf man page entry for unix extensions for more information:


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