socket address option - don't use it!

Andrew Tridgell tridge at
Thu Nov 6 08:20:41 GMT 1997

Don't use the "socket address" option!

Yet another person has written to samba-bugs with browsing
problems. When they sent their smb.conf file I noticed they are using
the "socket address" option. This breaks browsing totally.

The socket address option was meant for very specialised applications
where you want to run multiple totally separate smbd processes on one
machine, perhaps because you are an ISP offering virtual hosting
services along with public CIFS services. Using it for any "normal"
setup is totally wrong.

Unfortunately the option was included in the sample smb.conf file in
recent versions of Samba. It was commented out, but some people
obviously got the wrong idea.

Cheers, Andrew

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