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rpc.rquotad - Man Page

remote quota server


/usr/sbin/rpc.rquotad [ -FI ] [ -p port ] [ -s | -S ] [ -x path ]

/usr/sbin/rpc.rquotad [ -h | -V ]


rpc.rquotad is an rpc(3) 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.


-h,  --help

Show program usage and exit. -V, --version Show 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

See Also

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

Referenced By

mountd(8), nfsd(8).