Return of quota-support soon ?

David Krovich dkrovich at
Sat Oct 3 01:14:39 GMT 1998

	Is this discussion about making it so that Samba handle quotas itself, 
independent of the OS it is running on?

	The reason I ask, is that I have setup samba on Solaris 2.5.1 machine.
I'm getting ready to use PDC samba to take the place of our current NT Server.
My plan is to use Solaris to handle user quotas, and then let users get to their 
home directories via Samba.  Samba will "abide" by those quotas, won't it?

On Sat, 3 Oct 1998, Andrew Tridgell wrote:

> > Is there anybody making an effort in returning the quotas into the
> > Samba-2.0x code ?
> not as far as I know. The problem is that we don't have anyone on the
> team who uses quotas.
> > I would like to join the effort as I havi a great need for it.
> excellent. The main problems with the old code were:
> - it wasn't very portable 
> - it didn't use root privileges carefully enough (potential security
>   hole if smbd is left as euid root after quota check)
> - it wasn't maintained
> > I see that some code is there (probably from 1.9 code) but completly
> > deactivated, not just in the configuration code.
> yes, I left it there in the hope that someone who uses quotas would
> fix it up!

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