We recently compiled and installed Samba 3.5.5 on both AIX and Solaris and now seem to find that setting "wide links = yes" does not seem to work. For example we have a test samba share:
comment = Temporary file space
path = /tmp
writable = yes
public = yes
wide links = yes
follow symlinks = yes
However on accessing a linked file (for example the file /tmp/chris.txt) below we are unable to open it from a PC with the error "Access in Denied":
# ls -l /tmp/chris.txt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root system 18 Oct 25 20:50 /tmp/chris.txt -> /var/tmp/chris.txt
# ls -l /var/tmp/chris.txt
-rwxr--r-- 1 ch83287 engsa 10 May 14 10:03 /var/tmp/chris.txt
Note that if we switch back to the previous release we were using (3.2.15) then with an identical configuration this works.
Many thanks for your help
With a recent security release the "wide links" parameter conflicts with the "unix extensions" parameter. Please set "unix extensions = no".
If it still does not work, please re-open this bug.