[Samba] number of groups of NT account causes authentication
Michael G. Noble
mnoble at rfmagic.com
Wed Mar 5 19:47:55 GMT 2003
Solaris has a 15 member limit to groups. Since you are under that
limit, it should not be a problem. I have Samba running on an Ultra
60 with Solaris8, samba version 2.2.5. I have users who are members
of at least 14 groups and not having any problems accessing shared
On Tue, 2003-03-04 at 13:35, Gopal Bhat wrote:
> I am facing a strange problem related to authentication of NT users
> accessing the SAMBA server.
> Here are the details:
> Server: Solaris 9, SUN Ultra 60, SAMBA 2.2.7a with PAM and WINBIND
> Client: Windows XP, NT4.0, 2000
> Created a share \\server\test (UNIX: /export/SMB/test) with access to
> group 'TestGoup' where 'TestUser' is a member.
> 'TestUser' is a member of 10 more groups along with 'TestGroup' (Total
> number of TestUser's group = 11)
> With the above settings 'TestUser' can't access the share
> '\\server\test', and the following message shows up in the Client.log:
> [2003/03/04 13:31:52, 0] smbd/sec_ctx.c:initialise_groups(244)
> Unable to initgroups. Error was Not owner
> [2003/03/04 13:31:52, 0] smbd/sec_ctx.c:initialise_groups(247)
> This is probably a problem with the account domain\testuser
> [2003/03/04 13:31:52, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(599)
> client (10.81.105.121) Can't change directory to /export/SMB/test
> (Permission denied)
> If I change the number of groups the user 'TestUser' belongs from 11 to
> 8 ('TestGroup' + 7 other groups), the user can access the share
> '\\server\test' without any problems.
> It looks like there is some limitation on number of NT group memberships
> 'smbd' can handle.
> Note: 'wbinfo' returns all the right groups of the user without any
> Is there anyone out there who is aware of this problem and knows a
> workaround/solution to this?
> I really appreciate any help from the prestigious SAMBA Team.
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