Hidden Shares

David Dulek ddulek at fastenal.com
Mon Jul 12 23:09:40 GMT 1999

set "browseable = no" on the share to make it hidden.


Dave Dulek
System Administrator
Fastenal Company
Phone: (507) 453-8149
Fax:   (507) 453-8333

On Mon, 12 Jul 1999, John Morgan Salomon wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'd appreciate some help with setting up my Samba server (2.0.4)
> I have a number of NT users whom I'd like to give hidden home directories.
> They'll be connecting from various NT machines in the same domain;  the
> samba server is already passing on auth requests to its PDC just fine.
> However, as soon as someone authenticates for one share to the Samba
> machine, they have access to all shares.  I mapped the samba users to
> unix users with a username map, and the various shares are owned by
> the corrrect users.  Here's an excerpt from my smb.conf for one of the
> shares:
> [salomojm$]
>         comment = John Salomon's Homedrive
>         path = /export/salomojm
>         guest account = 
>         valid users = psc_master\salomojm
>         read only = No
>         only user = Yes
>         hide files = .
>         browseable = No
>         wide links = No
>         follow symlinks = No
> The second bit is that I am unable to hide the shares;  the way
> the homes section was set up didn't make this real clear to me.
> I tried doing it the NT way with a $ at the end of the share name,
> but that's somehow stripped off when the share is exported.
> I'd very much appreciate any help in this direction.
> Thanks,
> -John

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