Group size

Jason Morgan jwm-freebsd at
Thu Aug 11 17:23:23 GMT 2005

On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 01:14:28PM -0300, scuba at wrote:
> Hi all,
> 	I'm in troble here.
> 	Is there any limit to the size o each group in /etc/groups.
> 	I'm moving from a BSDI machine where I used to authenticate some
> services based on groups, but Freebsd 5.4  seem to be limiting it to
> arround 1300 characters.
> 	Sorry if it's a known issue but it's urgent.
Are some of your users in many different groups? The kernel variable 
kern.ngroups sets the number of groups a user can belong to. Could that 
be an issue? I don't believe there is a limit to the number of users in 
a group. I know there was in the past, but I believe it was removed.


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