hidden share

Discussion in 'macOS' started by obster, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. obster macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    Hi all

    is there away to mount a share as hidden? or so it is mounted other then the desktop?

    what i am trying to do is i have an application and it needs connection to a share that is located on a server. that share has read/write on it so that the application can run but i don't want people to be able to see it and play with other peoples data.

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    In windows if you put a $ at the end of a share, i.e., e$ its hidden. I wonder if you can do that with OSX.

    Personally security through ignorance is a poor security model and I'd look to setting up the application to run as a specific userid, or setup the share with some specific security.
  3. obster thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    Hi Maflynn

    i agree with you but there is no other way around it for this software as i explained the user needs read/write access to the share. the $ does not work in osx. any other ideas would be very good.

    Thank you

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