Hiding nmb name in browse list
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
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
>>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.
>>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
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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