I’m testing a software where I have to share a linux directory (that’s outside of a ibay) as a directory in a ibay:
/usr1/instal has to be shared as /var/lib/nethserver/ibay/l_disk/instal
so i have created a symlink:
ln -s /usr1/instal instal
I mapped the l_disk ibay as L: in my Windows client but, if I try to access to L:\instal i have the “Acces denied” error.
So, i have modified my /etc/samba/smb.conf (via template-custom):
in [global] section I added:
unix extensions = no
allow insecure wide links = yes
in [l_disk] section I added:
wide links = yes
then i restarted smbd and nmbd services
I now have the access to L.\instal but I’d like to know what kind of implications does this change at the system level and stability.
I know that there could be security issues but there may also be other problems?