Security: Adding disk quota's to FreeBSD

(last edit: 2000-11-22) Applies to FreeBSD 4.1 *Recompile your kernel with the option: options QUOTA (For help on recompiling your kernel see diffrent entry in this database) *Add to you /etc/rc.conf file: enable_quotas="YES" *Finally you will need to edit /etc/fstab to enable disk quotas on a per-file system basis. This is where you can either enable user or group quotas or both for all of your file systems. To enable per-user quotas on a file system, add the userquota option to the options field in the /etc/fstab entry for the file system you want to to enable quotas on. For example: /dev/da1s2g /home ufs rw,userquota 1 2 *Similarly, to enable group quotas, use the groupquota option instead of the userquota keyword. To enable both user and group quotas, change the entry as follows: /dev/da1s2g /home ufs rw,userquota,groupquota 1 2 *Reboot your machine *check if it work with $ quota -v *edit your quota's like so: # edquota -u test Quotas for user test: /usr: blocks in use: 65, limits (soft = 50, hard = 75) inodes in use: 7, limits (soft = 50, hard = 60) /usr/var: blocks in use: 0, limits (soft = 50, hard = 75) inodes in use: 0, limits (soft = 50, hard = 60) *For the handbook page see: Have fun! Thats an order soldier Sjoerd Send your questions to:

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