[Samba] Question regarding user or group quantity limits

PIGNOL, Christian christian_pignol at merck.com
Tue Jan 13 16:11:55 GMT 2004


It seems that I have exactly the same problem with my Samba 2.2.7a-8.9.0
(Redhat 9.0) !

I have ... around ... 60000 users and 140000 groups !

The "getent passwd" command don't show me all the existing users but around
10000 and the "getent group" command take a very long time but seems to be
active ! When I redirect in a groups.txt file the result of the "getent
group", the size of this file regularely grow ... But ... Very very slowly !

Have you receive a respons to your question ? I'm very interrested.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Best regards

Christian PIGNOL

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian C Otto [mailto:ottob at dteenergy.com] 
Sent: mardi 2 septembre 2003 17:12
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Question regarding user or group quantity limits

Anyone know what the max # of domain users or groups samba will
effectively support?

I'm running samba v3.0.0RC2, and authenticating it against an ADS
server, and the domain has a massive number of users and groups (14000+
and 4000+), when I run a 'getent group'   winbindd seems to die on me.
'getent passwd' doesn't seem to show all users, either.

Any ideas?  OS is SuSE enterprise 8.0.

-Brian Otto

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