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Increasing ngroups_max to more than 16 in the /etc/system file may cause NFS problems. (Doc ID 1002968.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms


The ngroups_max variable in the /etc/system file has been increased to more than 16.  A new user has been created, and the user is a member of more than 16 groups.  When the new user logs in, NFS complains that it cannot decode arguments, despite the systems involved having set ngroups_max > 16. 




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