SUMMARY: group size limited to 1024 characters

From: Steve Belcher (bcstec!esprit!
Date: Fri Mar 01 1991 - 15:43:26 CST

This is a summary regarding a limit of 1024 characters to the group file.

There seems to be several problems related to this issue:

1. vi limits the length of a line to 1024 characters.

2. There is a limit of 1024 characters to the group file. (bug #1050629)

3. If you're using NIS, there is a dbm limit of 1024 entries/key when
   using makedbm. (bug #10359917)

I checked with SUN about both of these bugs and there are no fixes.

Most respondents work around this problem by creating several groups
with the same GID.

Many thanks to all who responded:

Jim Knutson
Heino Peters
Eric Markwardt

Steve Belcher Internet:
Boeing Computer Services UUCP: ...!uunet!bcstec!dingo!steveb
P.O. Box 24346, MS 6R-58 Phone: (206) 234-5126
Seattle, WA 98124


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