FIXIT: Windows Clients Can’t Follow Symlinks On A Samba Server

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Oh, Samba, how I love thee. And by love I mean wanting to strangle the ever living turds out of you. From the bottom of my heart, of course.

Didn’t we just tango not to long ago? Why yes, I believe we did.

The brain-wrecking this time comes from new defaults in the samba server package. Add these lines to [global] to get things working again.

follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes
unix extensions = no

While we’re at it, have some credits.