Limit the size of file sended to samba server

Nicolas Ecarnot nicolas.ecarnot at
Thu Nov 18 11:27:38 GMT 2004


I made many searches on every samba list, but I didn't find anything, so 
I guess this doesn't exist.
May you tell me if this is planned :

> I'm looking for a way to prevent users to send BIG files to a samba server.
> After some research, I discovered that :
> - There are option in smb.conf that deal with quota (get/set quota commands), but the quotas deal with the total amount of data you put in a partition (a file system), not the size of one file
> - There is an option to limit the amount of octets sent in a samba session, but I doubt this has to deal with my question
> - Some advice me to modify the script that launches the smb server, (that is launched by root) to add a 'ulimit' command before the launch.
> This may work, but I don't know if this command will act on this script/environnement alone, or will act on everything is done by root on this server (that would not fit)
> So, I can't believe I'm the first guy to have this problem, with users sending huge MPEGs in the boss's financial subdirectories :o)
> How would you do that (except napalm) ?

Thank you.

Nicolas Ecarnot

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