[Nut-upsuser] NUT auto-discovery [Was: Re: Nut problems with Centos and Belkin UPS]

Carlos Rodrigues carlos.efr at mail.telepac.pt
Tue Nov 27 12:56:15 UTC 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 7:51 AM, Tomáš Smetana <tsmetana at redhat.com> wrote:
> As for the removal of nut from RHEL: I don't know anything else about
> the decision than you do.

Red Hat has historically provided ancient NUT versions with their
distributions (not Fedora though). I guess they decided that it was
better to ship nothing at all.

I have no idea why they did it, but if I had to guess, I'd say that's
because most of their customers don't really care. For three main

1. most medium/large datacenters have a small number of large UPSes
with generator backups, so NUT is rather pointless;
2. the datacenter has a big UPS and no generator backup, and people
find their 60 minute runtime enough and don't bother to configure a
large number of machines with NUT, especially since their distribution
of choice would force them to compile from source;
3. they just don't know about the existence of NUT, and continue to
use the suck-ass software from the UPS vendor, which normally eats
half their systems memory with its java-based daemon.

Carlos Rodrigues

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