samba hide shares

Merrill Oveson moveson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 11:50:46 MDT 2010


yeah, they can't get in - that is if they click on it, they're
prompted for user name and password.

I believe the first rule of security is "Don't show the thief where
the doors are."

So I'd prefer if the share didn't even show up.

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 11:42 AM, William Attwood <wattwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sabma shares work in that they aren't hidden from view, only secured by
> access rules.   Can you confirm that even though your user3 can see it,
> user3 cannot view it?
>
> Thanks,
> -Will
>
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Merrill Oveson <moveson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Plug:
>>
>> It seems simple enough, but I can't find a good solution.
>>
>> Suppose I have a samba server call it "samba"
>>
>> And I have a share call it "admin"
>>
>> Now I have three users, user1, user2, user3.
>>
>> In smb.conf I've got: valid users = user1, user2
>>
>> Now I want user3 to not even see the share admin, when he type \\samba
>> in windows - because he's not a valid user.
>>
>> I've tried everything, from the $ to the browseable = no, etc.
>> It seems either everybody sees it or nobody sees it.
>>
>> Is there a simple solution?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Merrill
>>
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