Bug 1867 - Broken symlinks when using NT1 protokol
Broken symlinks when using NT1 protokol
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: smbmount (unmaintained)
x86 Linux
: P3 minor
: none
Assigned To: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2004-10-03 04:12 UTC by Alex K.
Modified: 2005-08-24 10:22 UTC (History)
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Description Alex K. 2004-10-03 04:12:45 UTC
My situation:
I have several huge dirs which are on differnt devices in different partitions.
So I created on dir lets say "bucket" where I put symlinks in, to the other
dirs. The "bucket" dir is a shared in smb.conf
The problem:
When mounting "bucket" with smbmount I just see some broken symlinks. This
doesn't happen when I browse the share with any Windows Version. Fyi: follow
symlinks and widelinks are both set to true.
The solution:
I put 'max protocol = LANMAN2' in smb.conf
So my guess:
Either smbd is working correctly and smbmount isn't when using the NT1 protocol.
This means that later Win versions could use the NT1 protocol and are doing fine
with it (does WinXP use it?).
Or smbd isn't working correctly and Win doesn't use the NT1 protocol at all, but
smbmount does.
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2005-02-17 10:11:56 UTC
please note that 

(a) we don't actually maintain smbfs.
(b) the cifs fs is probably a better test client in this case
(c) it would be good to retest this using the cifs fs against Samba 3.0.11.

Thanks.  Please reopen if the bug still exists under conditions (c).
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2005-08-24 10:22:03 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.