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is it possible to easily set some users permissions on Linux? (actually my distro is Ubuntu server 9.04)

I mean:

  • give them a maximum amount of space for their home folder
  • restrincting the bandwidth that they can use
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Limiting bandwidth on a per-user basis can be done with a bit of elbow grease.

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+1 Oh that is cool. Since it is cooler then just linking to quota for nth time, feel free to add my quota part to your answer so yours s definitive. – Kyle Brandt May 6 '10 at 13:33

For the quota porition you just want to install quota, sudo apt-get install quota. Bandwidth, I am not sure...

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