Hiding nmb name in browse list

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Tue Mar 13 01:16:55 GMT 2001

At 01:11 PM 3/12/01 -0800, Greg J. Zartman wrote:
>I could be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure the browse list parameter tells
>samba if it should keep a list of machines currently online for the
>workgroup.  I would leave this at the default setting(yes), otherwise the
>workstation may not be to see other machines that are currently online in
>the workgroup.

That is correct.

>I don't think that Samba has a parameter that directly addresses not being
>able to see a machine in the browse list.  My best guess would be to play
>around with it a little.  Try no shares at all or make a dummy share and
>specify it as not browsable.....

This only prevents anyone from browing a share. Whether or not the machine
is browsable depends on whether or not is sends broadcasts (port 138)
saying that it exists.

There are no parameters that I am aware of that will prevent this.

>Anyone else???

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
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