[Bug 380715] [NEW] samba shares of symlinks are always read-only

scott sahendrickson at gmail.com
Tue May 26 20:04:26 BST 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: samba

Sharing a symlink using samba makes all content pointed to by that
symlink readonly. However, when sharing the folder above that symlink,
and navigating into it, all the content is read/write as it should be.
The content is the same in both cases, it's just that the write
permission is always prohibited if the symlink itself is the root of the

The discussion is in this thread:

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: samba 2:3.3.2-1ubuntu3
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: samba
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-12-generic i686

** Affects: samba (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386

samba shares of symlinks are always read-only
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