[Samba] Restrict some directories in browse list

Miguel Koren O'Brien de Lacy miguelk at konsultex.com.br
Tue Jul 22 19:43:04 GMT 2003

I have the problem of needing to hide some directories from the browse 
list (Win98 clients) of some users (total of about 250). I am expecting 
to create behaviour similar to the home directory where only the home 
owner can see it. I would like to make some shares visible only to users 
in a certain Unix group.

I have a share 'Automation' with a sub-directory structure and I use 
Unix user and group rights to manage that. I would like 'Automation' to 
be invisible to about 1/2 of the users (today they see it even though 
they have no access). I am using 'hide unreadable' in the sahre and it 
works great 'inside' the share but what I would like is to hide the 
share itself.

I've searched around and found an idea of including conf files per user 
or group (where I would define which shares appear) but this seems very 
complex to manage on a daily basis with a large number of users. Is 
there a better solution or would this be it?


Konsultex Informatica
São Paulo, Brazil

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