[Samba] Solaris NSS/winbind problem - large groups

Hutching, Kevin kevin.hutching at siemens.com
Thu Sep 8 13:42:38 GMT 2005

Hello All,

It seems that 'getent group groupname' hangs on large groups for Solaris 8/9
running winbind. Currently running Samba 3.0.20 but also tried 3.0.10. 
'ls -l' also hangs if listing a file created by a user who's primary group
is too large(such as Domain Users).  Users can still access the files but
netbackups hang.

The problem I am experiencing is found in the archives here:
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=samba-technical&m=107840151432362&w=2  , but
I don't see a resolution.  Is there a workaround or patch for this?

I originally contacted Sun about this problem and also another issue that I
thought was similar, relating to large ACL's.  They agreed to patch
ACLtotext but not the NSS.
Sun just released a patch for the ACLtotext bug (120441-01 Sol9 sparc) for
large ACL's, if you are interested.  



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