[Samba] Mapping / UNC question

Kerns, Mike mike.kerns at boeing.com
Wed Feb 13 15:53:03 GMT 2002

Hiya, Jason!

Right, we've got that "browseable = no" line in our share stanza of
smb.conf.  I guess I didn't explain myself thoroughly.

The problem arises when certain folks who understand the
"\\host.domain\share" syntax know they can get there that way and map the
drive.  Any way to stop that and still allow UNCs to work?



> ----------
> From: 	Jason Barker[SMTP:jbarker at edulog.com]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, February 13, 2002 2:44 PM
> To: 	Kerns, Mike; 'samba at lists.samba.org'
> Subject: 	RE: [Samba] Mapping / UNC question
> 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:
> 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
> 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.
> TIA,
> Mike
> "Consensus is the negation of leadership"
>                               --Margaret Thatcher

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