I have a Samba share of my home directory set up as described here. On my Windows box I can access the share, open files and write to them. The server I am connecting to is an Ubuntu 12.04 VM running on Virtualbox.
In my home directory I have symlinked
charlesr@hicks:~$ ls -lad www lrwxrwxrwx 1 charlesr charlesr 8 Jul 16 18:45 www -> /var/www
Even though the symlink is owned by me (charlesr), I cannot access it via Windows:
I've checked permissions on
/var/www and that directory is part of the
www-data group, which I am a part of:
charlesr@hicks:~$ ls -lad /var/www drwxrwsr-x 3 root www-data 4096 Jul 16 18:13 /var/www charlesr@hicks:~$ grep www-data /etc/group www-data:x:33:charlesr
So what am I missing here? Why can't I access this symlinked directory that my user has permission to read and write to? I'm new to Samba so I'm hoping it's something obvious.