[Samba] Samba volume name to share

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Fri Nov 18 00:00:56 GMT 2005

> systems .. it still appears as
> "user on <netbiosname of samba server>"

It's actually appearing as "share on <netbios name>", but in this case
the share name is the same as the username, because it's the special
home directory share.

> I want to hide the netbios name of sambaserver for the users

> [homes]
> volume=testvolume

The volume= option is for the volume label, you'll only see this if you
map a network drive and right-click on the drive itself and choose

As far as I'm aware, there's no way to change the name of the home
directory share, unless you can do a weird custom share like this:


But I'm sure there are plenty of security risks with that, assuming it
even works.  Even if you do make it work, you'll only change the 'My
Computer' label to "somethingelse on <netbios name>".  I don't think
it's possible to hide the NetBIOS name altogether, however if you give
the server a comment/description then you can change it to "share on
comment (netbios name)" which is probably the closest you can get.


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