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comment Are there any drawbacks from using mount --bind as a substitute for symbolic links?
Thanks. I was wondering how simple utilities like df and du would handle directory size calculations on filesystems with bind mounts.
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comment Are there any drawbacks from using mount --bind as a substitute for symbolic links?
Thanks. I guess I wasn't considering the impact on backups, copies and file searches. I was able to get Samba to follow the symlinks by adding 'follow symlinks = yes' in smb.conf but this does compromise the security in that any samba user can execute say, 'ln -s /etc' in a writeable folder and gain access to system files. I'm trying to find a way around this. Please let me know if you know of one.
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