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I saw an unusual issue whilst going through my AD-OD integration. When i was setting up some hidden shares ...
16th August 2008, 02:51 PM #1
Hidden windows shares using SMB on OS X Server
I saw an unusual issue whilst going through my AD-OD integration. When i was setting up some hidden shares on the OS X Server, each time i added one with a $ at the end, the windows 2003 server could not connect to it. It said the network provider didn't accept the given path. Upon removing the $ it then connected fine. This was the case for all shares with the $ sign at the end. Has anyone else seen this problem or just me.
I wouldn't put it past just being me as the last 4 weeks have been a nightmare on the OS X side of things.
16th August 2008, 05:51 PM #2
did you add $ to the sharename when you created it?
samba doesn't require a dollar to be added to the end of a sharename because it's rather pointless - the dollar only 'hides' the shares from windows clients, *nix clients can freely browse 'hidden' dollar shares.
17th August 2008, 09:09 AM #3
Actually if you edit the /private/etc/smb.conf file directly and add the option:
to your shares, people won't be able to browse (see) the shares when looking at their network in Windows. Same as it is in Linux really.
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