user quotas and printer usage quotas on NT domain

user quotas and printer usage quotas on NT domain

Post by W. Lemk » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00

In an NT domain made up of NT server, and NT workstations, is it
possible to set user quotas for the home directory of each user?  If
not, what 3rd party software can provide me with this functionality?

Also, I need to control costs with printing.  For each user, I'd like to
specify a default number of "free" pages printed, after which there
would be a per-page cost for printing to the network-shared printer.  Is
there a way to use system print logs for this and design a simple script
to make charges?  Is there good 3rd party software that will accomplish
this goal?

I'm open to using Linux for the solution to either of the above


1. Quotas : Format of quota.users & quota.groups ?


I am running Linux-FT with kernel 1.2.13 and quota patches. I would like
to enable quotas in order to control memory usage by apps (I'm trying to
debug an app that keeps grabbing all system memory, preventing me from
typing kill).

In order to enable quotas, files called quota.users and quota.groups
need to be present in the root directory. The 'edquota'
program is supposed to be used to set these up, but it simply invokes vi,
expecting the user to know the file format. The man pages say that
the file format is 'inscrutable', but don't actually describe it anywhere!

Anyone know the correct format ?

Thanks in advance,


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