[Samba] macintosh file clutter on samba filesystems.

Matt Pruett entelin at logicaldreams.net
Mon Apr 4 15:32:00 GMT 2005

If I veto them will it prevent them from getting created on the
filesystem in the first place? And them being annoyed with the way it
looks isnt a big deal since several were actually being annoyed that one
person had set it up to look a certain way and annother didnt like it..

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 00:12 -0700, Matthew Easton wrote:
> On Sunday 03 April 2005 15:50, Matt Pruett wrote:
> > I have a client who has a bunch of macs accessing some samba shares, and
> > they write these  ._filename and .DS_STORE  files all over the place, he
> > would perfer it to not write these files at all. Anyone ran into this
> > issue? what would be the best way to prevent these files from getting
> > written onto the shares?  veto?
> >
> > --
> > Matt Pruett <entelin at logicaldreams.net>
> You can use the "hide files" directive, but windows clients can override it 
> with a "show hidden files" option in the tools menu of a directory window.  
> If most users have the default view options, this is an excellent way to hide 
> the files.
> "veto files" works too.   If the macintosh clients are accessing the share via 
> netatalk or some other appletalk-on-unix service, then the veto files 
> directive will not affect them at all.  And likely, if they are using MacOSX 
> windows networking, it won't prevent them from accessing the share, but they 
> may be annoyed about how it looks.
> Here's what I have:
> veto files = /Network Trash Folder/TheVolumeSettingsFolder/Desktop 
> Folder/TheFindByContentFolder/Temporary Items/.DS_Store/
> !DSPAM:4250e93d73175305820540!
Matt Pruett <entelin at logicaldreams.net>

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