File size limit

Philip Turner P.Turner at
Fri Jan 14 11:01:51 GMT 2000

I'm only guessing, but I'd expect that samba (or NT for that matter) has 
no way of distinguishing between, say Word opening a 2Mb document file to 
edit it and Explorer opening the same file to copy it - so the answer is 
it can't be done.

On 14 Jan 00 at 21:16, concerning File size limit, Yannis Vamvakoulas 

> Hello,
> I am using Samba 2.0.5a on a RedHat 6.1 system. I would like the smbd
> daemon to behave like this:
> When the user maps his home directory to a drive letter using Windows
> Explorer, he should be able to write as much to his home dir as he wants
> (no quota limit) but he should be able to read or transfer to his local
> PC drive only files whose size is less than 200KB, for example. Is there
> a way to do this (i.e. option in smb.conf or code modification)?
> I would appreciate any hints.
> Thank you in advance,
> -- Yannis Vamvakoulas

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