[mythtv-users] Viewing mythlink.pl symlinks over smb

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Nov 27 05:34:59 UTC 2011

On 11/27/2011 00:31, Matt Emmott wrote:
> I use mythlink.pl <http://mythlink.pl> to dump symlinks of my 
> recordings to /var/lib/mythtv/recordings/show_names. Recordings is 
> shared out over SMB. I used to be able to mount recordings/show_names 
> on my Boxee Box and stream recordings from there. However, I recently 
> added a couple new drives and set each one up as a member of my 
> recording group. Now, these symlinks no longer work over SMB.

Standard behavior of Samba is to dereference symlinks on the server 
side, making them transparent to the clients.  In the case that the 
client claims to support symlinks, Samba will provide the actual link, 
allowing the client to do its own dereferencing.  You can disable this 
by turning the 'unix extensions' option off.
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