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Is this right?? SMB question

I just installed Debian + KDE on one of my boxes.
When I access one of my win2k boxes, the one I use for a fileserver with SMB I get full access to both HD:s!

I typed in smb://ip-of-the-server in konqueror, give it a UID/PW and bam.. $C and $D shows up as shares and I can even delete files on them even though only one folder is actually shared.

So, I used an admin account to log in, but folders that are not shared shouldnt show up anyway, should they? Or what are shares for?

Eric Debois
Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Yes - Windows creates these admin shares by default.  See this KBase article to disable them.  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318751

r1ch
Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Welcome to Windows!

Every drive is automatically shared (and I don't know a way to unshare them).

The fact that the share name ends with '$' means that the share is hidden from normal browsing ... but, if you know it's there, you can connect to it.

This feature is covenient for Administrators.

The only solution that I know of is to be careful about who's an Administrator.

On XP Home at least, I think that Administrator doesn't have remote login priviledges, which presumably also fixes it.

Christopher Wells
Wednesday, February 11, 2004

They are hidden shares that can only be accessed using administrator credentials.  They are automatically created by windows.

To remove them see: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314984

Rob Walker
Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Quick and informative replies! Thats why I hang around.

Thanks!

Eric Debois
Wednesday, February 11, 2004

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