+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
How do you do....it? Thread, Stop MAC's Browsing entire network need help in Technical; Does anyone know how to stop macs browsing the entire network i have removed the network icon out of finder ...
  1. #1
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    991
    Thank Post
    193
    Thanked 143 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    36

    Stop MAC's Browsing entire network need help

    Does anyone know how to stop macs browsing the entire network

    i have removed the network icon out of finder and sidebar plists but when i goto say for example photoshop

    i goto file then open
    the mac displays an icon named the same as the mac looks like a little computer
    if i click on that the network icon appears again
    and i can browse every machine on the network.

    security is in place but i dont like the fact that they can see everything.

    can anything be done about this

  2. #2
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    991
    Thank Post
    193
    Thanked 143 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    i just cant seem to find a setting in the plists

    can anyone help

  3. #3

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,905
    Thank Post
    1,186
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 749 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    @round2it:

    Is it something to do with the file-sharing:

    finder's preferences go to the sidebar tab and uncheck "bonjour computers". to prevent computers from being seen, under the "sharing" tab in system preferences go to sharing and make sure the file sharing tab is unchecked

    Am not a Mac user tho

  4. Thanks to bossman from:

    round2it (8th June 2011)

  5. #4
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    991
    Thank Post
    193
    Thanked 143 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @round2it:

    Is it something to do with the file-sharing:

    finder's preferences go to the sidebar tab and uncheck "bonjour computers". to prevent computers from being seen, under the "sharing" tab in system preferences go to sharing and make sure the file sharing tab is unchecked

    Am not a Mac user tho
    i have all those set as required but when using an app the network icon re appears

    strange things these macs

    these macs make good paper weights

  6. #5
    Marci's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    888
    Thank Post
    84
    Thanked 234 Times in 193 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    You can't lock Macs down to the same extent that you would a PC. More often than not, yes, you'll see the entire network, but users still need appropriate permissions to access the resources, so as long as permissions on your shares etc are all sound then job done.

  7. #6
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    991
    Thank Post
    193
    Thanked 143 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by Marci View Post
    You can't lock Macs down to the same extent that you would a PC. More often than not, yes, you'll see the entire network, but users still need appropriate permissions to access the resources, so as long as permissions on your shares etc are all sound then job done.
    this is the conclusion i was coming up with.

    on the plus side i have found one security issue i need to sort

    i just dont like the kids browsing round the network.

    it just takes one stupid share permission to let hell break loose

  8. #7
    bio
    bio is offline
    bio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    netherlands
    Posts
    520
    Thank Post
    16
    Thanked 130 Times in 102 Posts
    Rep Power
    37
    perhaps by placing the macs in a seperate vlan will do the trick.

    bio..

  9. #8
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    991
    Thank Post
    193
    Thanked 143 Times in 101 Posts
    Rep Power
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by bio View Post
    perhaps by placing the macs in a seperate vlan will do the trick.

    bio..
    yea thats a possibility

    might check out these nast 3com switches we have

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. remove network browsing
    By markman in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21st April 2011, 12:08 PM
  2. Users can see Entire network
    By techie08 in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 3rd February 2011, 09:53 AM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 9th February 2010, 08:27 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15th February 2008, 04:22 PM
  5. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 2nd November 2007, 08:55 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •