On Thursday 12 February 2009 19:17:05 Da Rock wrote:

> I've been following this thread with interest: are you saying FreeBSD
> logins cannot handle more than 16 groups? If so, why? 

Because the kernel needs to keep this info. At the time of conception, 16 
shorts (16*4=64) per login and maxusers of 10, is only 640 bytes kernel 
memory. When working with 32MB physical memory per machine those 640 bytes 
sound a lot more invasive.
The variable is defined in sys/sys/syslimits.h, in case you need to tune your 

In any case, work is being done to make this a sysctl runtime tuneable:

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.
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