misc/113398: initgroups fails rather than truncates if number of groups > NGROUPS_MAX meaning the user can no longer login

Dean Povey Dean.Povey at quest.com
Wed Jun 6 03:00:16 UTC 2007


The following reply was made to PR misc/113398; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Dean Povey" <Dean.Povey at quest.com>
To: <bug-followup at FreeBSD.org>,
	"Dean Povey" <Dean.Povey at quest.com>
Cc:  
Subject: Re: misc/113398: initgroups fails rather than truncates if number of groups &gt; NGROUPS_MAX meaning the user can no longer login
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 12:45:42 +1000

 Additional note: The following link documents the NGROUPS_MAX limit on
 various OS'es.  You can see that because FreeBSD has the most
 conservative limit this problem is very likely to be encountered in a
 heterogeneous UNIX environment where groups information is sourced from
 a common database (LDAP,NIS,Active Directory).
 
 http://j3e.de/ngroups.html
 
 


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