Symlinks (symbolic links) in Samba Ubuntu for Windows

To enable symlinks in Samba for filesharing across platforms inWindows, modify


and add in the [global] section:

follow symlinks = yes
unix extensions = no

There has been some discussion about

wide symlinks = yes

However, due to the attack vector on Samba servers from Windows allowing file traversion, back in February 2010, you may want to force-set wide symlinks to no– it works without that declaration and is set to no by default.