[Samba] Default Hidden Disk Shares

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 12:20:03 MDT 2010

I think I missed part of the conversation, but what would be the purpose 
of this feature?  (I am not even sure why Windows does this.)

On 07/02/2010 02:15 PM, Robert LeBlanc wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 2:05 AM, Atkinson, Robert<RATKINSON at tbs-ltd.co.uk>wrote:
>> Interesting to see you say it's dangerous. The way the Windows version
>> works
>> is that you have to be part of the Administrator group to be able to see
>> them, which I would have thought secure enough?
> This is not true, the share is advertised to anyone who asks. The Windows
> client only hides shares that end with a '$'. By default Windows gives
> access only to administrators (by default), but they are by no means hidden.
> Robert LeBlanc
> Life Sciences&  Undergraduate Education Computer Support
> Brigham Young University

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