mv at thebeastie.org
Thu Jul 19 02:50:59 UTC 2007
Julian Elischer wrote:
> Reuben A. Popp wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Can someone explain to me the rationale behind having ngroups_max set
>> to 16 by default?
> NFS only supports this much by default (from memory).
> Samba (in the guise of Jeremy Allison)
> has asked us to follow Linux's lead and support an arbitrary number of
> but it hasn't happened yet, Partly due to the question of "what to do
> about NFS" and partly just due to ENOTIME.
I think at the very least that there should be some more obvious
warnings about this potentially serious limitation in either release
notes of FreeBSD and or Samba.
I just had to deal with this limitation and it was quite annoying to say
the least, it appears Samba is somewhat deliberately designed to give
you a hard time when you run into this limit, because as soon as you add
a user to more than 16 groups it declares the group file unreadable and
as a security measure shuts down all shares and authentication which
wrecks a network which relies on Samba.
Also as far as I know Solaris and Linux has long gone past this limitation.
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