Hiding nmb name in browse list

Ken Noel noelk at bc.edu
Tue Mar 13 00:58:30 GMT 2001

Just as an added comment.  You can hide a NT system by using the following 
command net server config /hidden:yes.  I'm not sure of the syntax but thats 

I would think that it would be possible to do it with samba some how.


>===== Original Message From Richard Sharpe <sharpe at ns.aus.com> =====
>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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Kenneth Noel
Boston College
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