Freebsd 5.2.1 & Samba

kip68 at kip68 at
Tue Apr 20 07:21:42 PDT 2004

My goal is to replace an old NT4 file server by a freebsd/samba server. My NT 4
server is a domain member and my freebsd/samba has also to be configured as NT4
domain member.
To do this I have installed Freebsd 5.2.1 and samba 2.2.8a (WITH_WINBIND_NSS=yes).
Using an nt domain login I am now able to map my freebsd/samba share... This
works fine when my domain users do not have more than 16 groups.
Otherwise when I try to map the same share I get the following error "The
network name can not be found". And I also get the following error
in the samba log file : smbd/sec_ctx.c:initialise_groups(244)
Unable to initgroups. Error was Operation not permitted
This limit is maybe link to this "A fix in the initgroups(3) library function
now causes logins to fail if the login process is unable to successfully set the
process credentials to include all groups defined for a user. The current kernel
limit is 16 groups; administrators may wish to check that users do not have more
than 16 groups defined, or they will be unable to log in." (FreeBSD/i386
5.2.1-RELEASE Release Notes)
I look for a way to overide this limit. Any help is welcome.


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