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While it may appear that hiding a share by appending a $ character improves security, the security benefit is mostly an illusion. When a client requests a list of shares from an SMB server, the whole list of shares hosted by that server is returned to the client over the network. That includes all of the shares ending with a $ as well. The SMB client chooses whether to honor the hiding of shares ending with a $ or not.
The reliance on the client's good faith to hide shares ending with a $ makes this request to encourage the use hidden shares have minimal security benefit to our users. IBM does not plan to implement this request at this time.
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