[Nut-upsuser] NUT 2.0.3 ups.conf serial comms to an MGE Ellipse

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Mon May 15 13:14:40 UTC 2006

On 5/15/06, Jason Allen <jallen at pobox.com> wrote:
> Two questions arise:
> a) Since '/etc/nut/ups.conf' has read rights for group 'nut', why does
> starting 'upsdrvctl' under parameter for user 'nut' give a permission
> denied on the conf file?

What are the permissions on /etc/nut itself?

> b) Why does starting 'upsdrvctl' under sudo for root permission give a
> response that "[mge]" is not found in the conf file? As above, clearly
> it is.

Think of the ups.conf syntax as a simple Windows .INI or Subversion
conf file format. The UPS name is "mge", but in the file, you put the
name in square brackets - "[mge]" - to delimit a new section in the

- Charles Lepple

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