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Sun Feb 28 23:02:00 GMT 1999

Retaining the DOS Hidden, Archive and System Attributes:

map archive

Default: map archive = yes

map hidden

Default: map hidden = no

map system

Default map system = no

So, to get the Cygnus symlink system attribute to translate accross
SAMBA correctly one must set:

map system = yes

The section goes on to state that map archive, hidden and system use
the UNIX user, group and other execute bits, respectively.

The info below is slightly different, so I'll test it now and post the exact

I apologize for the jumping the gun a bit.


Steve B.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mumit Khan <khan@xraylith.wisc.EDU>
To: <>
Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 2:54 PM
Subject: Cygwin symbolic links on a SAMBA server

>UWIN (and Cygwin) implements the symbolic links by adding a magic
>cookie to the file and then setting the SYSTEM attribute (this is
>possibly just for efficiency, at least in Cygwin). Samba servers
>support this SYSTEM attribute by setting the group execute bit on a
>file, so it does support the symbolic links already. Unfortunately, the
>reason you don't see it is because it's turned OFF by default.
>If you need to have symbolic support in the server (which I do since I
>do a lot of the work on mounted disks), you can turn it on by the
>following in the Samba configuration file and then restarting it:
>   mask system = yes
>   create mask = 0775
>the "create mask" can be anything as long as you *DON'T* mask out the
>group execute bit (ie., 010), which is what Samba server uses to
>support the SYSTEM attribute.
>Please consult your SAMBA docs before doing anything. I don't know how
>far back this support goes, but I remember it back in 1.9.x days.

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