[PATCH] Add variable to define if a share should be hidden.

Stefan (metze) Metzmacher metze at samba.org
Mon Feb 25 18:06:05 GMT 2008

Andreas Schneider schrieb:
> If you create a share on a Windows machine called foo$ then this share is
> of the type STYPE_DISKTREE. So it is possible to administrate this kind of
> share. Tested on Windows NT and 2003.
> Start / Programs / Administrative Tools / Active Directory Users and
> Computers
> Shares / Select Share / Right Mouse Click / Manage
> In samba we assume that if a share with a $ at the end must be of the type
> STYPE_DISKTREE_HIDDEN. This is wrong, so we need a variable in the config
> to define if the share should be hidden or not.
> Attached are patches for 3.0 and 3.2 and a xml file for the documentation.

Hi Andreas,

isn't that what browseable = no is for? Instead of adding a new
"hidden = yes" parameter.


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