[Samba] Samba with winbindd AD Group access limit problem

Freund, Phil PFreund at kichler.com
Tue Oct 12 13:40:39 GMT 2004

Thank you. I used the opportunity to upgrade to 3.0.7 and applied the patch. It appears to work perfectly. Do you know if this will be in the next distribution?


-----Original Message-----
From: Andreas [mailto:andreas at conectiva.com.br]
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2004 2:41 PM
To: PFreund at kichler.com
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba with winbindd AD Group access limit problem

On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 04:22:04PM -0400, PFreund at kichler.com wrote:
> I'm running Samba 3.0.2 on Solaris using winbindd to allow me to security
> tailor access to subdirectories on a Samba share. We assign the
> subdirectories within a Samba share to an Active Directory group name. This
> generally works fine but I am having user access issues from the Win2K / Win
> XP workstations that have mapped the share. The problem seems to be related
> to the number of groups / total length of group names the user is assigned
> to in Active Directory. If there are too many groups (or the aggregate
> length of all group names is too long), the user cannot access the secured
> directories even though they are a member of the group in AD. If I keep
> reducing the number of assigned groups in AD, the user can, at some point,
> gain access to the directories.
> Can someone tell me the following:
> 1. What limitation is causing this problem?
> 2. How to I remove the limitation?

I had this problem. Try this patch (for 3.0.7, I don't know if it applies to 3.0.2):

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