In the last episode (Aug 29), Philip Hallstrom said:
> I was looking at implementing QUOTA for a server, but all of our
> users are stored in a database (ftp/pop/imap authenticates against
> the db). They each have their own uid's though so the files are
> owned "individually".
> I would think file system quotas would work for this, but from the
> docs I've read so far it doesn't say and all the various commands
> take a username as an argument, not a uid...
> So without actually trying it out, anyone know if quotas will work
> without matching /etc/passwd entries?
Quotas work entirely by uid: the quota info is stored at an offset of
uid*sizeof(struct dqblk) in quota.user. You can pass uids to edquota
or any other quota tool.
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