[TUHS] Quotas - did anyone ever use them?
dds at aueb.gr
Fri May 31 00:23:48 AEST 2019
As a university student in the 1980s we had a cluster of Sun 3/50s using
a Gould computer as a file server over NFS. The system administrators
had quotas enabled (5MB per student) to prevent students gobbling up
Here's an email I received when I used more disk space than what was
> From: Tim [...] <[...]@doc.ic.ac.uk>
> Date: Tue, 13 Feb 90 10:54:18 GMT
> X-Mailer: Mail User's Shell (7.0.3 12/22/89)
> To: zmact61 at doc.ic.ac.uk
> Subject: quota
> Message-ID: <9002131054.aa20550 at tgould.doc.ic.ac.uk>
> Status: ORr
> D Spinellis
> I see you have taken advantage of a small admin. oversight when
> no quotas were set for your class.
> On Friday 16th I shall be setting your disk quota to 5Mb, and your
> inode quota to 500. Please take appropriate action.
> Disk quotas for (no account) (uid 1461):
> Filesystem usage quota limit timeleft files quota limit timeleft
> 18545 20000 21000 1602 1700 1750
> 0 200 250 0 40 50
On 30-May-19 16:49, David wrote:
> I think it was BSD 4.1 that added quotas to the disk system, and I was just wondering if anyone ever used them, in academia or industry. As a user and an admin I never used this and, while I thought it was interesting, just figured that the users would sort it out amongst themselves. Which they mostly did.
> So, anyone ever use this feature?
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