Feb 14

Having filled up my first RAID volume, I had to add a new mount and symlink the extra directories into the network share point.

This worked absolutely fine for AFP, but when accessing the share in Windows via SMB, the symlinked folders were inaccessible. Fortunately, there is a simple solution.

Just add this to the [global] section of your /etc/samba/smb.conf.

[code lang=”bash”]follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes
unix extensions = no[/code]

There are apparently security considerations why this is disabled in the first place, but nothing I (think I) need to worry about.

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