SMB Server Does Not Follow Symbolic Links Outside Of The Shared Directory (Doc ID 2136329.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 to 11.3 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The SMB server does not follow links to directories or files outside of the shared directory.

The SMB server does follow links to directories or files inside the shared directory.

Clients mapping shares will not be able to view of access the linked file or directory that is outside of the shared directory.

Samba sharing the same directory with the wide links option set will allow access to the linked file or directory.

Cause

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