Hiding nmb name in browse list
noelk at bc.edu
Tue Mar 13 13:52:56 GMT 2001
I use it on domain controllers that I don't want users to browse. The domain
controllers don't have shares other than the admin shares that I do use.
There are several thousand user accounts on the domain controllers.
>===== Original Message From Richard Sharpe <sharpe at ns.aus.com> =====
>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,
>>>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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