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Linux Set User Space Restrictions


February 11, 2008 4:33 pm






Download linuxSetUserSpaceRestrictions

This Perl script Sets the user space restrictions for a supplied user DN to a specified volume.

It uses the Virtual File Services (Originally called Virtual File Services for NetWare) which were ported over to Linux. The SDK for this API set can be downloaded from The objective of the tool is to delete a specified Linux NSS Pool Snapshot using XML as specified in the VFS for NetWare specification. It is intended to be used as a sample script for developers that may want to use the VFS API set to view and manage storage.

How to Use the file: is a Perl script. So Perl must be installed and running on the Linux server that this file is being loaded on. NSS must be installed to get the VFS support.

To run the perl script type:


where VOLUME_NAME is the name of an NSS volume.
where USER_NAME is the dot delimited distinguished edir name of the user.
where QUOTA_SIZE is the size of the quota in bytes that will pertain to the specified user


perl VOL1 user1.novell 2000000

Sample output:

seek:/a # perl NSS1 user1.sms 2000000
file is now open
File Name: +</_admin/Manage_NSS/manage.cmd
Request Sent: <virtualIO><datastream name="command"/></virtualIO><nssRequest><userSpaceRestrictions><set><volumeName>NSS1</volumeName><userName>user1.sms</userName><quota>2000000</quota></set></userSpaceRestrictions></nssRequest>
<result value="0"><description>zOK</description></result>
<result value="0"><description>zOK</description></result>

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