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.
Created attachment 3785 [details]
Patch fdor the smb.conf.5 manpage
Should be fixed with 19beef0dd.
Will be in the next releases.
"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!