[Samba] Mapping / UNC question

Jason Barker jbarker at edulog.com
Wed Feb 13 14:46:04 GMT 2002

As far as I know, if you set "browseable = no" in the service entry for the
share, the share will not appear in Windows Explorer/Network Neighborhood.
In that case, the only way a user could map a drive is if they had knowledge
of the share's existance and it's full name. Otherwise, the user would never
see it.

Definition of "browseable" from smb.conf html man page:
	This controls whether this share is seen in the list of available
	shares in a net view and in the browse list.
Default: browseable = yes

-----Original Message-----
From: Kerns, Mike [mailto:mike.kerns at boeing.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 1:51 PM
To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: [Samba] Mapping / UNC question


I have a developer that would like to be able to have access to a share on a
UNIX server running Samba where he can use UNCs embedded in VB code on a
win2k client to access files on the share.  No problem, easily done.

He also wants users to _NOT_ be able to use the Windows Explorer to map the
drive and gain access that way.  He wants only for his embedded UNCs to
access the share.

If you cut off one you cut off both, don't you?  Has anyone done anything
like this?  I've been through the man pages and the
Eckstein/Collier-Brown/Kelly O'Reilly book to no avail.



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