quotas on special users?

quotas on special users?

Post by Jem Berke » Tue, 30 Apr 2002 12:44:57



I was just examining the output of repquota, and I was wondering if it's a
good idea to put quotas on special users like nobody, daemon, postfix?
 
 
 

quotas on special users?

Post by Doctor Jee » Tue, 30 Apr 2002 23:51:39



> I was just examining the output of repquota, and I was wondering if it's a
> good idea to put quotas on special users like nobody, daemon, postfix?

It is a good idea but you need to know what the system is doing with all
the special users and how much space every special user needs to keep
your machine alive.

Cheers,
dj

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 Watching every move you make
 And everything you do,
O=-= Evil eyes'll be on you.

 
 
 

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

Hi,

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,

Steve

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