AIX not following permission rules on group

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Old 03-06-2014
What is the output from the commands:

The output from the commands:
id pcadmin
groups pcadmin

tells us what groups pcadmin can access immediately after logging in. It doesn't tell us what groups the current shell execution environment can use.
# 9  
Old 03-06-2014
Thanks everyone the issue is fixed. I removed three secondary groups from pcadmin and the file access resumed.

Cause was the NFS hard limit of 16 groups.
If you use NFS, make sure you don't use more than 16 groups/user, this is a hard NFS limit. If you use NFS and have more than 16 groups/user you will end up with too few permissions on files (truncation after 16 groups) which can also mean people who should not be able to access files can access them, which may be a security problem.
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