[Samba] Hiding and showing folders in Samba.

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Wed Dec 28 16:09:09 GMT 2005

if there are just "some" exceptions (=files/dirs,which are not readable
for some users), you could write specific include-statements, which
define "veto files" per user

i think this "hack" should be considered the last way out :)


Michel Bouchet wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using Samba as a file server; with 11 users :
> usr1, usr2, ..... usr10, usr 11.
> There are several folders on the server :
> sfold1, sfold2, ...... sfold10, sfold23
> Each user has full access (read/write) to some folders, only read access to
> some others and finally no access at
> all to some other folders.
> I would like the folders which are not accessible to a given user  to be
> invisible when she/he browses the samba-server.
> How can I do that ?
> I have tried to use the "browseable", "only user", and a few other flags but
> it did not work. Either the folder is visible to everyone or to nobody. Of
> course I still can control the access rights, but it would be cleaner if the
> non-accessible folders did show up at all.
> Has anyboby got this problem ?
> Does anyone know how to solve it ?
> Thanks in advance.
> Michel

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