Bug 7756 - wide links = yes not functioning
wide links = yes not functioning
Product: Samba 3.5
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Config Files
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: P3 normal
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Assigned To: Karolin Seeger
Samba QA Contact
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Reported: 2010-10-26 15:09 UTC by Chris Howarth
Modified: 2010-10-26 16:41 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Howarth 2010-10-26 15:09:39 UTC
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

Chris Howarth
Comment 1 Volker Lendecke 2010-10-26 16:41:19 UTC
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.