Hiding nmb name in browse list

Andrew Perrin aperrin at socrates.berkeley.edu
Mon Mar 12 21:04:40 GMT 2001

I believe the option is:

browseable = no

in the [Global] section.

Andy Perrin

Peter Davis wrote:
> Newer versions of W98/2K/NT have the option to hide the computer's
> netbios name from the browse-list in the Network Neighborhood.  The idea
> is that a personal workstation would be hidden from general browsing
> (although the name such as "\\name" can be typed in manually), while
> file servers and other computers commonly used by everyone on the
> network would remain visible.
> I recently recieved a request from my sysadmin to hide my box from the
> browse list, but as I am running the only linux box on my network, I
> don't get a lot of support on my end.  (I tried setting the "browse
> list" option to false, which is the only thing relevant I could see).  I
> cannot seem to find a way to configure this behavior in my smb.conf.
> Could one of you kind people please point me in the right direction, if
> it is even possible to do this currently?  If not, could this feature be
> implemented in future versions?  Thanks!
> --
> Peter Davis
> Developer, Speaklink Inc.
> (206) 832-3495 (direct)
> (206) 786-0149 (mobile)
> (877) SPEAKLINK (toll free)
> peter at speaklink.com
> http://www.speaklink.com/
> It's your Web... speak to it!
> http://www.tribalwar.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=24539&pagenumber=

Andrew J. Perrin - Programmer/Analyst, Desktop Support
Children's Primary Care Research Group, UNC - Chapel Hill
(919)966-9394 * andrew_perrin at unc.edu

More information about the samba-ntdom mailing list