Subject: Re: Groups ...
To: Phil Nelson <email@example.com>
From: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/05/2000 12:06:13
Phil Nelson writes:
> I just recently ran into the 16 group limit per user. I had the
> need to be in more than 16 groups to get the sharing and
> protection done in the way wanted. At that point, I discovered
> that 16 was a fixed limit.
> What are the reasons for not:
> b) If a is not workable, (or some other dynamic scheme),
> is there any reason we shouldn't up the fixed limit to
> 64 or so?
I believe NFS has a hardcoded limit of 16 (?) groups, so if you
bump NGROUPS you're going to run into problems.
Maybe NFSv4 will work around this.