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Problem with NFS and quotas

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Subject: Problem with NFS and quotas
Hello again,
Thanks to all who responded to my earlier request for information about
transferring file service over to a Unix box.  I have an additional problem
which somebody may have some insight into.  The administrators who run the Unix
system are balking at approving the arrangement because they claim that NFS has
no mechanism for supporting file space quotas, and so a Symbolics user could
overflow the file system and crash the server [in theory, and as you well know,
system administrators think like military commanders -- in possibilities rather
than probabilities].  Is there in fact no way for Genera/NFS to ensure that
when a user writes files to the Unix system from a Symbolics, he or she does
not exceed the quota established on the Unix system?  If there is no way, then
I have to wait until they can install an independent Unix partition before I
can even begin testing.
Steve Jameson
General Electric Aerospace
Advanced Technology Laboratories    
Moorestown, New Jersey