after upgrading to openSUSE Leap 42.3, I had to add
unix extensions = No
wide links = Yes
in my smb.conf, to follow links that previously worked before upgrading.
path = /
exports the whole file system. And I can access the link target \\platon\root\data\web directly.
The link itself looks like that:
platon:/ # dir web
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Jul 6 2012 web -> data/web
IMHO, this is not a wide link, i. e. it doesn't leave the exported directory tree.
But without the above options, it nolonger works to access \\platon\root\web.
Should it matter, that data is a mount point?
platon:/ # mount | grep ' /data '
/dev/sda6 on /data type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)