Limits when configuring UNIX symbolic links for SMB access

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You need to be aware of certain limits when configuring UNIX symbolic links for SMB access.

Limit Description

45

Maximum length of the CIFS server name that you can specify when using an FQDN for the CIFS server name.

Note

You can alternatively specify the CIFS server name as a NetBIOS name, which is limited to 15 characters.

80

Maximum length of the share name.

256

Maximum length of the UNIX path that you can specify when creating a symbolic link or when modifying an existing symbolic link’s UNIX path.The UNIX path must start with a “/” (slash) and end with a “/”. Both the beginning and ending slashes count as part of the 256-character limit.

256

Maximum length of the CIFS path that you can specify when creating a symbolic link or when modifying an existing symbolic link’s CIFS path.The CIFS path must start with a “/” (slash) and end with a “/”. Both the beginning and ending slashes count as part of the 256-character limit.

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