Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132858
Samba doesn't allow hiding of shares through "browseable" attribute
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
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Description of problem:
When I add a samba share I do not get the option: browseable.
When my main server is accessed I only want some shares to be visable, eg:
and not all the user home directories
even though they are mounted using samba->cifs
By adding the option "browseable = no" to the indervidual shares the
share is only accessable when the share name is known, i.e. if
smb://server/hughsie was typed into nautilus.
If this checkbox was added to system-config-samba (a trivial task) the
share visibility could be set on creation.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. create share
3. manually add "browseable = no" to /etc/samba/smb.conf for each new
Actual Results: Share was not hidden.
Expected Results: Share was optionally hidden.
This is typical of a small size company where there is only one PDC
and file-share, but no LDAP backend for user authentication.
Adding the "browseable" option shouldn't be a big thing for "normal"
shares as opposed to the special [homes] share (which isn't
configurable ar all in s-c-samba at the moment). Unforunately we're
past "string freeze" in the FC3 cycle meaning new strings in the UI
(which need to be translated) shouldn't be added anymore.
When making this option configurable, I'd also want to have this for
[homes] and it seems a maybe too large undertaking before FC4 devel
cycle. I'm deferring it for now, please reopen it when FC4 is out. Thanks.
Any plan for this enhancement?
Yes, hopefully before fc4test1.
Implemented in upstream CVS.
(for normal shares that is)
You can specify (for lack of a better term) "visibility" for normal shares in
system-config-samba-1.2.27-1. I'll implement that for the [homes] share when I
get around to it.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Implemented in upstream CVS.
Fantastic, thanks. One less config file to edit manually. :-)
Should be fixed in system-config-samba-1.2.28-0.fc3.1, please verify.
Works 100%, nice one Nils.