On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 07:32:23AM +1000, Michael Christie wrote: > Hi there, > > I am running webmin and virtualmin on freebsd 7.0, I have found when > i add a number of domains using virtualmin and restart apachie i get the > following error. > > [alert] (22)Invalid argument: initgroups: unable to set groups for User > www and Group 80... Apachie will not start.. > > > it happens when the 'apache' or 'httpd' user is a member of too many > groups. By default, Virtualmin adds the user Apache runs as to each > domain's group, which eventually triggers this problem.
See group(5): In older implementations, a group cannot have more than 200 members. The maximum line length of /etc/group is 1024 characters. Longer lines will be skipped. This limitation disappeared in FreeBSD 3.0. > Can any one advise me how to expand the number of groups allow on > freebsd I think my default it is 16, I need to make it 50 to 100 The number 16 is from /usr/include/sys/syslimits.h. But my /etc/group has 37 groups without problems. In /usr/include/sys/_types.h and /usr/include/sys/stat.h gid_t is defined as __uint32_t, a 32 bits unsigned integer. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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