[Samba] Mapping / UNC question

Antony Healey antony at cit.uws.edu.au
Wed Feb 13 14:58:06 GMT 2002

In addition to making it non-browseable, you could set up a user/pass
solution between the VB scripts and the PDC.

This way, the only way they could get in is firstly if they know the full
path, and secondly, if they know the user/pass combo.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Barker" <jbarker at edulog.com>
To: "Kerns, Mike" <mike.kerns at boeing.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 9:44 AM
Subject: RE: [Samba] Mapping / UNC question

> As far as I know, if you set "browseable = no" in the service entry for
> 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
> of the share's existance and it's full name. Otherwise, the user would
> see it.
> Definition of "browseable" from smb.conf html man page:
> browseable(S)
> 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
> Hiya!
> I have a developer that would like to be able to have access to a share on
> 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
> 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.
> TIA,
> Mike
> "Consensus is the negation of leadership"
>                               --Margaret Thatcher
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