[Samba] with-quotas

Peter Hübschen pehu at wiwi.uni-sb.de
Tue Feb 12 07:30:13 GMT 2002

I'm running samba-2.2.3, kernel 2.4.17 + xfs-patch and quota enabled on 
/home. I've compiled it with --with-quotas and everthing seems to work 
If quota support from samba is enabled then in Windows Explorer the 
partition size is the soft quota limit and users get the right error 
message, that they don't have enough space, if they go over their limit. 
If you don't compile --with-quotas and you have quota enabled on your 
filesystem, you will get an error (under Windows) that you can't write 
to disk or something, so you have to guess if it is a right- or quota 

So it works for me


Matt Pavlovich wrote:

>It enables Samba to report the quota levels to clients, instead of total
>disk space.  This only works if you have quotas on the underlying
>filesystem that Samba is sharing out.  (Quotas enabled on /home for
>example)  So a user connecting to a share will see his quota as his
>available disk space.
>According to the release notes of 2.2.2, Samba has problems with the
>--with-quotas option and stock Linus' 2.4.x Kernels.  I have not heard
>if this was fixed w/ 2.2.3a, or if a later 2.4.x Kernel fixes this
>Matt Pavlovich
>Arianto C Nugroho wrote:
>>hi ...
>>can anybody explain the --with-quotas option in samba 2.2.3a configure script??
>>is this option has anything to do with my file system quota ??
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