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Old 01-23-2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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Disk Quotas or What?

I want to allow my SSH users to only have 10MB in there /home directory. How do I do this? Quotas? Even then, how do I set up quotas?
Old 01-23-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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I've given this a lot of thought. Certainly quotas can work. I've been toying with the idea of having a container file for each user account. The container file would be formatted to contain a file system and it would be mounted to each user's home directory through a loop device.

I don't know whether quotas or container files would produce more CPU overhead. More experiments are required. It's just an idea that I've been toying with.
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Quotas should work but the way I first see it is limit the size to the entire users home directory to 10mb. Of course /home needs to be a partition of its own because you will add a few variables to the /etc/fstab for the /home partition. Been a while since I created quotas.

/dev/hda2       /home    ext2    defaults,usrquota,grpquota       1   1
Now another thought is this.
* Create a partition and mount it as ssh. In it create a directory for each user using thier name.
* chmod to allow only the owner to read and write. ' chmod 600 /ssh/username '
* Now create a softlink to thier ssh/username in thier home directory. ' ln -s /ssh/username /home/username/ssh '
* Edit /etc/fstab to add quotas to /dev/hd** /ssh partition like above.
* Setup quota limits.
* Unmount /ssh and remount

Hope this helps.
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Holy big words Batman! Heh, I mean, I have no idea how to so _most_ of that stuff


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