[Samba] a "hidden" setting for a samba server

bob.reven at unix1.trinity.ox.ac.uk bob.reven at unix1.trinity.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 22 13:37:01 GMT 2002

Quoting Joel Hammer <Joel at HammersHome.com>:
> What are you trying to do?
> Hide this server from everyone or just a few?
> Do you want the server accessible, even if it is hidden? That is, do you
> want the shares mappable but the server not seen?
> Do you want to change the name of the server to something else?

i just want the machine to disappear from the network neighbourhood but
i still want clients to be able to "run": \\server\share
and map a drive to \\server\share

this is easily accomplished on an NT machine with the command 
"net config server /hidden:yes" which makes me think it must just be
some simple SMB setting. rather like the "browseable=no" for individual shares.

i am increasingly of the view that samba just hasnt implemented this SMB 
setting but would very much like to be corrected!

many thanks,


bob reven

 > > -----Original Message-----
 > > does anyone know how to hide a samba server in SMB terms?
 > > 
 > > on an NT machine the command "net config server /hidden:yes"
 > > will make the machine vanish from the network neighbourhood but
 > > i cant figure out how to do this for a samba server
 > > 
 > > many thanks
 > > 
 > > sincerely,
 > > 
 > > bob reven

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