Re: Proposal: restrict link(2)

James L. McGill (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 13:57:37 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 13 Dec 1996, Nicholas J. Leon wrote:

> at this point the quota's for user1 still show the usage, as they
> should considering the blocks are still allocated. So user2 could fill
> user1's quotas by hard linking foo as many times as needed.

No matter how many times you hard link a file, it takes up
its space exactly one time.

If this is true then it has potential for abuse (yes a *userspace* problem,
this is my last post on the subject)

Apparently one user could affect another user's quota.
I guess the soulution for user1 is to protect himself from this by
making his umask 007. And when he discovers this and complains to
the admin, the admin can find the perpertrator and userdel.

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