SAMBA: Global parameter guest account found in service section!

SAMBA: Global parameter guest account found in service section!

Problem

If you get the following message in /var/log/messages or /var/log/syslog

Global parameter guest account found in service section!

This means that a global variable has been put in a share section of the smb.conf to fix this remove the global variable in this case it is ‘guest account’ from the share.

 Solution

If you require this variable put it in the [global] section of smb.conf and not the individual share

remove this line from [share] and make sure it is in [global]:

guest account = nobody

now restart samba

/etc/init.d/smb restart