Bug 5950 - "socket address" use should be discouraged in smb.conf manpage
"socket address" use should be discouraged in smb.conf manpage
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Samba 3.2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Docs
3.2.5
Other Linux
: P3 normal
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Assigned To: Samba Bugzilla Account
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http://bugs.debian.org/352313
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Reported: 2008-12-07 11:16 UTC by Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST)
Modified: 2008-12-12 07:39 UTC (History)
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Patch fdor the smb.conf.5 manpage (426 bytes, patch)
2008-12-07 11:17 UTC, Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST)
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Description Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST) 2008-12-07 11:16:08 UTC
As Debian bug #352313 clearly shows, users "blindly" using options such as "socket address" are shooting themselves in the foot.

So, I suggest that the smb.conf manpage explicitly discourages its use.

Proposed patch attached.
Comment 1 Debian samba package maintainers (PUBLIC MAILING LIST) 2008-12-07 11:17:06 UTC
Created attachment 3785 [details]
Patch fdor the smb.conf.5 manpage

Proposed patch
Comment 2 Karolin Seeger 2008-12-12 07:39:50 UTC
Should be fixed with 19beef0dd.
Will be in the next releases.

I added
"Setting this option should never be necessary on usual Samba
servers running only one nmbd" to keep it more general.

Closing out bug report. Please re-open if it is still an issue for you.

Thanks for reporting!