symlinks thru apache


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I have used symboliclinker a small freeware app I found at macupdate to make a symlink from a directoy on my machine under apache. Its seems to work well. All files can be viewed from the net. However when any of my friends try downloading the files they download for a few seconds then stop...any ideas on this?
I just tried making my own thru terminal and the same thing happened.... I think it may be some apache setting...any help would eb appreciated.