Re: Too many default groups in Skolelinux' LDAP schema?
On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 18:33, Markus Schabel wrote:
> Ragnar Wisloff wrote:
> > There's been an entertaining discussion about this :-)
> > Let me just make the comment that too many groups will create real
> > problems, no matter what the naming scheme is. Since NFS will honour no
> > more than 16 groups, users logging in to a thin client server (which
> > mounts the home dirs etc. using NFS) will risk not being able to use
> > common file storage set aside for a specific group. We have diagnosed
> > this problem at one school at least, where one of the teachers was a
> > member of 28 groups.
> But that problem maybe solve via another solution. NFS is good for
> internal thin-clients, but even for server-server-filesharing I think
> there are better solutions (e.g. coda).
I think you are right. Coda setup is considered too much fuss, though.
I'm sure a Coda solution would be well received if somebody would make
it, test it and maintain it. If it proved to be stable, fast enough,
and would work out of the box, that is.
Could it be done? Does anybody want to do it?