To get acquainted with Samba I installed it on a Raspberri Pi and and tried to access shares from Windows (7). Everything works so far, except when I try to get more space by mounting an external harddrive and creating a symbolic link to it.
Permissions within RPi Linux seem to be ok, because even if I login via a terminal on Windows into the RPi account I can access the mounted drive.
The mapped network drive on Windows works also well, as long I do not try to follow a symlink located in the home directory of the RPi account. This is true for ANY link, i.e., not necessarily the mounted drive only. The answer always is "Access denied".
[global] allow insecure wide links = yes [share] follow symlinks = yes wide links = yes
but it does not help either.