SUMMARY:limiting a user's quota

From: Hojoo Moon (
Date: Fri Mar 10 1995 - 20:59:57 CST

Thanks for the responses from:
My original question was:
> Is there a way to limit quotas for users whose home directoris are on the
> subdirectory of the file system?
> The following was the step I've done,
> 1. edit /etc/fstab
> /dev/disk1 /file1 4.2 rw,quota 1 2
> 2. cd /file1
> 3. touch quotas
> 4. chmod 600 quotas
> 5. edquota foo
> 6. fs /file1 blocks (soft......
> 7. quotaon -a
Bikesh suggested me the following:
>make sure u are also running requota -v -a
>and quotacheck -v -a, which will update the quota table..
>and report the right thing...
Yes, I didn't 'quotacheck -v -a' for the file system after I updated users'
quota. My system is SonOS4.1.3. 'requota' was not available.
I want to attach's response to keep as a
record and reference.
>On 4.1.x systems, quotacheck needs to be run frequently to synchronize the
>usage. Also, the quotas file must be readable by the user for quota to
>show him info (quota -v as user doo).
>Also, several patches for 4.1.x:
>Patch-ID# 100965-01
>Synopsis: SunOS 4.1.2;4.1.3: quota exceeded console messages misleading
>Patch-ID# 101207-01
>Synopsis: SunOS 4.1.3: Using compress/uncompress while over your quota can trash files
>Patch-ID# 101849-01
>Synopsis: SunOS 4.1.3: rpc.quotad is very slow on busy NFS servers
Hojoo Moon
System Administrator
Hyundai Electronics in Korea

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