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smbfs and symbolic links

Discussion in 'Web and Network Services' started by joeyea323, May 8, 2012.

  1. joeyea323

    joeyea323 New Member

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    I'm having issues creating symbolic links on a mount_smbfs mounted filesystem on FreeBSD 9-RELEASE. Whether I try to create a symlink to a file/directory outside or inside of the share, I always receive
    ln: [file/directory name]: Operation not supported.
    I've tried mounts from an Ubuntu and FreeBSD 8.2 server. I've also added the following configurations to both servers:
         follow symlinks = yes
         wide links = yes
         unix extensions = no

    Any suggestions?
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    SMB/CIFS doesn't support symlinks. It's a file system feature. Meaning the underlying file system can support it and samba will follow them but you can't create them on an SMB/CIFS shared folder.