RH7.2 + glftpd. Way to control the amount a user uploads?
Posted on 2002-06-18
I set up a Linux RedHat box some time ago to function as a server for my own use. That went fine (kinda...). Now I've got a couple of friends that use it allso. I use the glftpd ftp software and have set up accounts for them there with their own home catalog (/usr/www/html/users/X).
Now I'd like to limit the amount of data they can store in their homedir, say to 50 megs. I've searched like mad through the glftpd docs and there doesn't seem to be any way of fixing it via that software.
I've allso looked at disk quotas but that wouldn't work out to good. An example:
I have the users Bob, BillyBob and Anne. They each have a separate homedir and should be limited too having only 50 megs in them. If I were to use disk quotas I'd have to set the limit on the "user" that glftpd uses on the system ie "ftp". Then what if Bob goes on a frenzy and uploads 50 megs the first day. Then Anne and BillyBob can't upload any more since Bob has allready filled the quota.
Does anyone of you know how I could go about fixing this? I would prefer to keep the set up I have now with RH7.2 and glftpd. Oh, and I run it with the bash only, no gui to save resources. (and it's more fun ;) )
Allso note that I'm a newb when it comes to Linux. I can use the basic commands in the bash and I've installed Apache etc with make/install by following guides. So try to keep it as simple as possible.
Robert Örneteg - Sweden