[Samba] Re: Repost: group membership limitations and Linux kernel

Alexey Lobanov aal at evidence-cpr.com
Fri Aug 15 14:18:57 GMT 2003


On 15 Aug 2003 at 8:14, Azelton Sean (RBNA/CIT1) wrote:

From:           	"Azelton Sean (RBNA/CIT1)" <sean.azelton at us.bosch.com>
To:             	samba at lists.samba.org
Date sent:      	15 Aug 2003 08:14:58 -0500
Subject:        	[Samba] Repost: group membership limitations and Linux kernel

> Does anyone have any information with regard to this issue?

aal at woody:~$ getent group | grep aal | wc -l
aal at woody:~$ cat /etc/group | grep aal | wc -l
aal at woody:~$ uname -a
Linux woody 2.4.21 #2 SMP Sat Jul 26 12:05:26 MSD 2003 i686 unknown
aal at woody:~$ less /etc/nsswitch.conf
group:          files [NOTFOUND=continue] ldap

> > 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 linux kernel.  

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