[Samba] samba always expanding nested groups

Peacock,Josh Josh.Peacock at SanfordHealth.org
Mon Oct 3 10:55:17 MDT 2011

Volker was working with someone back in Feb on this issue and sent a patch to him but was wondering if that worked and if there was an official fix in the works.

What is happening is even after setting "winbind expand groups = 0" the 13 groups currently assigned to my user are expanding into 220 groups.   This also breaks smbd by causing a panic and throwing the sys_set_groups error.  Running on AIX 6.1 TL 6 SP 5.  I have tried this  on 3.5.8 and 3.6.0.

Also AIX has made maximum number of groups per user a system parameter tunable between 128 and 2048 in AIX 7.1.  If samba could find a way to accommodate this new parameter it would be great.



Josh Peacock
UNIX Administrator

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