[Samba] group membership limitations and Linux
Azelton Sean (RBNA/CIT1)
sean.azelton at us.bosch.com
Wed Aug 13 14:17:28 GMT 2003
I was hoping someone here would be willing to clear up some confusion
we're having about group membership limits and linux.
While trying to use a file server solution in an AD environment using
OpenLDAP / sasl / Samba 2.2.x, we ran into the issue that when trying
to import/re-create group membership, we reach a limit at 32 groups.
It is my understanding that this is a limitation in the number of groups
that a given user can be in because of some hard-coded values in the
I'm wondering if we abandon the OpenLDAP idea and went to Samba 3 with
direct AD authentication - would we run into this limitation again (on
Linux)? If so - does this limitation exist on other platforms
(FreeBSD for example) or even on other architectures (Solaris/SPARC)?
If someone can point me to more information on this issue I'd greatly
appreciate it, as we have the majority of our AD users (10s of
thousands) with 150+ groups per user (we have a global AD forest). I'm
not sure exactly how this limit would manifest itself using Samba 3 - if
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