Is there a way to change the configuration for smbd in mountain lion to follow symbolic links?
I was looking to apply this fix for linux: http://littlehandytips.com/samba-symbolic-links-do-not-work/
To fix the samba problem with accessing symbolic links, you will need to modify the samba config file, smb.conf which is normally at /etc/samba/smb.conf and add the following lines to the [global] section in that file.
follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes
unix extensions = no
But I can't seem to find the configuration file for smbd.
Looking at the man pages for smbd in OS X lion https://developer.apple.com/library/Mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man8/smbd.8.html
In normal operation, smbd will respond to client symlink requests but will never follow sym-links symlinks links itself. This flag causes smbd to restrict client access to symlink operations and to always follow symlinks. In this case, clients will not be aware that symlinks are in use because they will always be directed to the symlink target.
I tried adding 'no-symlinks' as a program argument in smbd's launchdaemon plist, but no success.
**Update: solved Adding the -no-symlinks parameter to the plist did fix the issue, the file sharing services just needed a restart after that.
<array> <string>/usr/sbin/smbd</string> <string>-no-symlinks</string> </array>