miguel.sanders at miguel.sanders at
Fri Dec 5 09:51:31 GMT 2008


And what can I do to overcome this problem in 3.2?
Is reducing the number of AD group memberships the only solution? 

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Van: Volker Lendecke [mailto:Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE] 
Verzonden: vrijdag 5 december 2008 9:56
Aan: SANDERS Miguel
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Onderwerp: Re: NGROUPS limit

On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 12:10:07PM +0100, miguel.sanders at wrote:
> I am experimenting with the new Samba 3.2.4 (currently we have 3.0.30 
> deployed) on our AIX boxes and I am experiencing some issues with the 
> OS NGROUPS limit.
> Furthermore, my Windows user has more than 128 group memberships 
> (which is the NGROUPS limit for AIX).
> However, in my Samba 3.0.30 environment this is no problem whereas in 
> Samba 3.2.4 this poses a problem:
> The log states
> [2008/12/04 12:00:53,  0] lib/util.c:smb_panic(1663)
>   PANIC (pid 553208): sys_setgroups failed
> Any idea on how this different behaviour can be explained?

If we can't tell the kernel about all the groups a user is member of, it can become a security problem if we continue if your file system happens to have negative ACLs. So we just stop. It *is* a problem in 3.0.30, because spurious access denied errors might happen that should not. It is just not as obvious.


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