A SAMBA server has a symbolic link, which I can verify it by mounting the same server with NFS:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Aug 14 20:07 folder -> ../../../../folder/
The problem is, Windows can successfully recognize the symbolic link and access the linked folder, but on Ubuntu it fails because the symbolic link is treated like a common file:
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Aug 14 20:07 folder*
What I used for the
mount command was:
mount -t cifs //server/shared-folder local-folder -o username=tom,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,nounix
I have checked several solutions on SE, but all of them (e.g. this one) require a modification of the
smb.conf file, which I don't have the permission.
So, my question is, since the Windows can access the symbolic link, is there any solution for the SAMBA client on Ubuntu to do this, without touching anything on the SAMBA server?