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Enabling or disabling boundary checking for symbolic links from a share

You can disable boundary checking for symbolic links from a share to allow CIFS clients to follow symbolic links in that share to destinations anywhere on the same storage system.

About this task

By default, boundary checking for symbolic links is enabled to prevent users from accessing files outside the share.

If boundary checking is disabled, the storage system checks the share permissions of only the share that has the symbolic link.

Step

  1. Perform one of the following actions.
    If you want boundary checking for symbolic links from a share to be... Then...
    Disabled On the Data ONTAP command line, enter the following command:cifs shares -change sharename -nosymlink_strict_security
    Enabled On the Data ONTAP command line, enter the following command:cifs shares -change sharename -symlink_strict_security