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Symbolic links and CIFS/SMB with FreeNAS 0.7.2

I recently upgraded to FreeNAS 0.7.2 revision 6694 and suddenly symbolic links across zfs filesystems stopped working when accessed using Windows file sharing (CIFS/SMB). They still worked fine from the command line. Apparently the root cause is a security fix in Samba. To work around the change, add the following to “Auxiliary parameters” for CIFS/SMB in the FreeNAS web ui:

follow symlinks=yes
wide links=yes
unix extensions=off

They will then be added to the global section of smb.conf. Select “Save and Restart” and the links should work again.

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Categories: FreeNAS
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    2015-08-21 at 12:27

    Thanks for posting this, been hacking around with my smb.conf file for the past hour trying to work out the right settings to get this working!

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