Ticket #184 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Access problems with symbolic link

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: alamaison
Priority: critical (affects core workflow) Milestone: 0.9.x Bug sprint
Component: authentication Version: 0.6.3
Keywords: Cc: p.seitz@ks-ingenieurconsult.de


I've installed latest version of swish (0.6.3) on Windows XP Professional, Version 2002 SP3.

I have a linux user (and his own group) test who is member of (linux) group exchange.
His home directory is /home/test with the following information:

drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 528 2012-05-29 16:00 home
drwxr-x--x 3 test test 96 2012-05-29 16:03 test

I have created an exchange directory as followed:
with the following rights:

drwxr-xr-x 21 root root 528 2012-05-29 16:00 home
drwxrwxr-x 3 root exchange 72 2012-05-29 15:28 exchange
drwxrwxr-x 2 root project 72 2012-05-29 17:49 project
-rw-rwxr-- 1 test2 project 12 2012-05-29 17:50 file_for_test.txt

In the test user directory, I've created a symbolic link as followed

ln -s /home/exchange/project projectdir

and I have changed the ownership as followed

chown test.project -h projectdir

which results in:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 test project 21 2012-05-29 16:03 projectdir -> /home/exchange/project/

When I connect with swish to /home/test , I can access my files in my home directory without problems. Download it, modify it, store locally and finally upload the modified file.

When I try to acess the exchange directory with swish through the projectdir link, I cannot access the project directory. The error message tells:

Failed obening remote file: FX_NO_SUCH_FILE

So it seems to be a right problem.

I've then tried to connect to the directory with WinSCP v4.0.7 (Build 370) and user test and I could access the "file_for_test.txt" without problems. I also could upload a modified copy (resulting in some errors setting the permissions, but that is another story).

So for me it seems to be that swish has problems with the rights when following a symbolic link.

Can someone please confirm?

Is there a fix possible or should I try to do a hardlink?

Peter Seitz

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by alamaison

  • Milestone changed from 0.6.x Bug sprint to 0.7.x Bug sprint
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