max number of groups a user can be member of
roberto.nunnari at supsi.ch
Tue Jul 25 17:35:25 UTC 2006
Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Jul 24), Roberto Nunnari said:
>> Hi everybody.
>> Could anybody tell me the reason why by default FreeBSD
>> limits the number of groups a user can be member of to 16?
> Compatibility with the NFS protocol. A google search on "nfs 16
> groups" returned a lot of hits.
> You can raise the limit, but you need to make sure that you raise it on
> all servers that share NFS mounts. If you don't you may end up with
> remote file access either failing or not passing the full group
> membership list to the remote server, which could cause incorrect
> "permission denied" errors.
The FreeBSD box act as a NFS/NIS client to a linux box.
How can I get to know what the limit is on the linux box?
# uname -srp
FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p3 i386
# uname -s -o -r
Linux 2.4.21-47.ELsmp GNU/Linux
Thank you a lot.
Roberto Nunnari -software engineer-
mailto:roberto.nunnari at supsi.ch
Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
Dipartimento Tecnologie Innovative
Via Cantonale tel: +41-91-6108561
6928 Manno """ fax: +41-91-6108570
Switzerland (o o)
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