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Version: 328356 (ubuntu - 08/07/09)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


rquotad, rpc.rquotad - remote quota server


rpc.rquotad [ -sSFI ] [ -p port ]


rquotad is an rpc(3N) server which returns quotas for a user of a local filesystem which is mounted by a remote machine over the NFS. It also allows setting of quotas on NFS mounted filesystem (if configured during compilation and allowed by a command line option -S). The results are used by quota(1) to display user quotas for remote filesystems and by edquota(8) to set quotas on remote filesystems. rquotad daemon uses tcp-wrappers library (under service name rquotad) which allows you to specify hosts allowed/disallowed to use the daemon (see hosts.allow(5) manpage for more information). The rquotad daemon is normally started at boot time from the system startup scripts.


-V, --version
Shows version of quota tools.
-s, --no-setquota
Don't allow setting of quotas (default). This option is available only if utilities were compiled with the rpcsetquota option.
-S, --setquota
Allow setting of quotas. This option is available only if utilities were compiled with the rpcsetquota option.
-F, --foreground
Run daemon in foreground (may be useful for debugging purposes).
-I, --autofs
Do not ignore autofs mountpoints.
-p port, --port port
Listen on alternate port port.
-x path, --xtab path
Set an alternative file with NFSD export table. This file is used to determine pseudoroot of NFSv4 exports. The pseudoroot is then prepended to each relative path (i.e. a path not beginning by '/') received in a quota RPC request.


aquota.user or aquota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 2 quota, non-XFS filesystems)
quota.user or quota.group
quota file at the filesystem root (version 1 quota, non-XFS filesystems)
default filesystems


quota(1), rpc(3N), nfs(5), services(5), inetd(8)