|Linux group member limitation
|topic started 7/9/2003; 10:03:48 AM
last post 7/9/2003; 8:45:09 PM
|Arnold K. Pizer - Re: Linux group member limitation
7/9/2003; 8:45:09 PM (reads: 1328, responses: 0)
Rochester we use FreeBSD which by default has a 16 group limit. We
functioned with this for many years (making some compromises) but then
recompiled the kernel with a 64 group limit. Actually this was more of
a problem on the server we use to host non Rochester courses.
I doubt that you have 32 separate courses in which you would want to use WeBWorK but maybe each individaul section of your large courses have separate homework assignments. If so, you would want to treat them as separate WeBWorK courses. At Rochester, a large course is broken up into sections, but all share commom homework assignments. Thus it is set up as one WeBWorK course with students assigned to different sections. A single group is assigned to the course and contains the webserver and usually the professors assigned to the course. Professors knowledgable about unix probably prefer access to the server as they can easily use their favorite editors, etc. Those without unix expertise usually use the web interface for everything.
If you don't want to recompile the kernel or run separate webservers, the obvious thing to do is to follow John's suggestion and the obvious way to do that is to assign each course to a single group and to ask all "professors" in a single group to be careful and respect eachother.
Note that WeBWorK mod_perl (WW2)does not have this group limitation but even though WeBWorK mod_perl will be released soon, I think most conservative users will want to at least run WW1.9 in parallel with WW2 for awhile.