Description of Problem:
With samba-2.0.10-2 (the last one from updates to RH 7.1) I have
"hide dot files=Yes", which is confirmed by 'testparm', but on a client
all these dot files do show up - at least in a "[Homes]" share.
Cosmetic but the real user of this client is tad confused.
With "hide dot files" dot files are served as "hidden", this means the win
client may or may not show them to the user, depending on how it's confgured
(explorer, view, folder option, ..).
I think you want "veto files": files in this list will not be served at all.
veto files = /.*/
Re-reading 'man smb.conf' I do not think that I would really want "veto files".
A number of possible side-effects, including but not limited to performance
impact, is too great. "Hide dot files" _should_ be it.
OTOH maybe the problem is really on a client side and its file browser
configuration? Looking at the manual closer Samba does not really "hides"
these files but is only setting an attribute "hidden". As this is not on my
client and/or network I will likely be able to check that only in few days.
My meagre knowledge of Windows is possibly showing. :-)
As long as the proper attribute is set, this is a windows filebrowser
configuration issue. Closing.