[K12OSN] Off Topic: Local unix user account limit?

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Thu Dec 14 22:17:18 UTC 2006

Jim, FWIW I've never ever heard of a limit to the number of users...

Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a limit to how many user accounts unix/linux can
> handle?  I have a school district that wants to know if we can build them a
> server that can handle 24,000 local users.  I don't know if linux can handle
> that.  I am also thinking this may need to be a server farm.  They want ftp
> folders for all students.  Is there a limit with LDAP that anyone knows about?
> Odd request, but if any of you know, I would appreciate the input.  
> I'll google my a$$ off in the meantime as well.
> Thanks,
> Jim Kronebusch
> Cotter Tech Department
> 507-453-5188

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