Hiding nmb name in browse list

Richard Sharpe sharpe at ns.aus.com
Tue Mar 13 01:59:49 GMT 2001

At 07:58 PM 3/12/01 -0500, Ken Noel wrote:
>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.

Well, yes, it is. Just a small matter of coding :-) 

Add a parameter 'send announcements = off' and modify nmbd to respect the
parameter ...

However, what I wonder is, if you are running a Samba server, then why
switch off its announcements? It is a server, so other systems should see it!

>>===== 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
>>Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.ethereal.com)
>>Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
>>Author, Special Edition, Using Samba
>Kenneth Noel
>Boston College
>Information Technology
>Systems Programmer
>617 552-8511

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.ethereal.com)
Contributing author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author, Special Edition, Using Samba

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