[SunHELP] Solaris limit on groups within groups

Dale Ghent daleg at elemental.org
Fri Jan 7 09:46:34 CST 2005

On Jan 7, 2005, at 10:02 AM, stephen price wrote:

> I've reached what apparently is the limit on the
> number of groups within groups that I can have on a
> Solaris9 system.
> Looking for listmember recommendations on commercial
> or opensource software to overcome the limit.

This is a limit in the kernel, and the limit exists for NFS 

You can however increase the limit by putting the following in 
/etc/system and rebooting:

  set ngroups_max=<your new limit>

On Solaris 9 the limit is 16 groups. You can verify how many groups are 
accepted by the system by running the command: getconf NGROUPS_MAX


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