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Old 10-29-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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Talking make samba display only the directory you want

hi everyone!

whenever i use samba to share my directory, windows users are able to see a lot of mumble jumble that they're not supposed to see.

my problem is, how can i make samba display only the shared folder i want..

my samba share is at /home/samba/WST-FileCabinet.

i also have to mention about the mumble jumble i said were hidden files, but most windows users here are able to see hidden files.(a problem)

any suggestions is greatly appreciated^^

Old 10-29-2007, 10:22 PM   #2
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make samba display only the directory you want


I just tested my samba folder on my fedora 7 and i get the same hidden files as you are seing.
However from my laptop using xp home , i looked at the folder option under tab view and remove the see hidden file and it affected my samba immediatly.

The problem is from windows end not samba.Do your users need to see hidden file?
i did not check xp policies but there might be an option you could use

hope this will be of some help

Old 10-30-2007, 01:27 AM   #3
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hi emeut!

thanks so much for answering on both my threads regarding Samba!.

you know, i think likewise there's a windows side problem..

And yes, windows users see the hidden files...which are not necessary...
i think setting options for windows not to view hidden files might solve it! but unfortunately, is not applicable at our current situation.
many of our windows users needed to see hidden files..

if you found a work around about this, please let me know.^^

best regards,
Old 10-30-2007, 01:35 AM   #4
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veto files in smb.conf

$man smb.conf

Look at the veto files option talked about in the hide files section.. Unlike hide files, veto files doesn't lets Samba include them in shares, hidden or not.

veto files = /.*/*.exe/

In this example no hidden (linux) files (.*) or any exe (*.exe) files will appear in the shares, regardless of their actual existence or attributes.

As boring as it probably is, a bit of RTFM is called for here. good luck!
Old 10-30-2007, 05:39 AM   #5
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hi again..

for your info, i removed the hidden file and managed to display only the shared folder i wanted using webmin 1.370.
i put the directory in /usr/<shared folder>
i accessed it from windows and see all hidden files(problem)

here's different...i opened webmin then clicked view connection..
then, i disconnected the user connected..(mine was wstuser)
then i clicked refresh on windows client..all that's left was the shared folder.

I never really tested all this yet..but if anyone tested this please give me some side effects..



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