[Samba] RE: [Samba]Hiding a Samba Server

Tom Cronin tcronin at mandtbank.com
Fri Feb 8 08:19:09 GMT 2002

This worked.   I commented out the nmbd sections of smb in the /etc/init.d and restarted and the server never came up on the workgroup.  In fact since there was now no browser on the segment the entire workgroup was inaccessible, which is how it should be in our infrastructure.



>>> "MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1)" <don_mccall at hp.com> 01/29/02 01:53PM >>>
If you are not using samba as a wins server, and ONLY sharing files and
printers, you could simply NOT start nmbd, just smbd.  That way no browsing
announcements will be sent out for the server, and your clients will need to
be able to resolve the servername to an ip address and visa versa with some
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Cronin [mailto:tcronin at mandtbank.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:26 AM
To: samba at samba.org 
Subject: [Samba]Hiding a Samba Server


I've been trying to find a way to hide Samba servers so that they do not
appear in Network Neighborhood.  It's a corporate requirement that our
servers do not advertise themselves in this way.  I can hide the shares, and
files that I want hidden, but I cannot find anything on hiding the entire
server.  We can do this with our NT servers so that to map a share you have
to know the full path to that share, it can't just be browsed too.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Tom Cronin
Senior Network Computing Analyst
M&T Bank

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