[Samba] How can I show only the shares that user have access to in SAMBA

Christian Rost christian.rost at rocon-it.de
Thu Oct 11 00:06:32 MDT 2012

Hi Simon,

as far as I know, you can't hide shares with user specific settings. It is not implemented wether in Windows nor in Samba. The only way is to hide the share for all users by adding the "$" at the end of the share name - like [kmplan$].

To limit access to the share you need to set share and corresponding filesystem permissions.



simon ben <guy20034u at yahoo.com> schrieb:

>Dear All,
>I have implemented samba to right now in test environment to be
>implemented in production as  samba file server
>so far its working grt 
>but I have one issue
>i have right now one share and want only the users who have access to
>the share to see it
>and the others should not
>when I log into the user who has no access I see the share and when i
>double click it ask me for username and password
>googling arround this issuse is solved by using the below in smb.conf
> hide dot files = yes
>        hide unreadable = yes
>in the share definition section.
>but its still visible
>security is set as user
>here the part of my smb.conf
>    writeable = yes
>    path = /opt/network/testplan
>    write list = @localgrp
>    revalidate = yes
>        hide unreadable = yes
>    hide dot files = yes
>    comment = masterplan testing directory
>    valid users = @localgrp
>is there anything i need to set in smb.conf
>appreciate your help and advice

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