Problem of updating openssh-4.4p1 to openssh-5.5p1 with MAX_ALLOW_USERS option

Gert Doering gert at
Tue Dec 14 18:38:16 EST 2010


On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 11:32:14PM +0100, Peter Stuge wrote:
> Iain Morgan wrote:
> > You could, for example, create a group that consists only of those
> > users that are allowed to login to the system. Or, it that is not
> > acceptable for some reason, you could create a number of groups.
> If it's an old kernel watch out for limits on the number of users
> that can be in each group.

There is no such limit.  

There is (used to be) a limit on the number of groups a given user can have 
(which makes sense, as *that* is stored in a struct of limited size).

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