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

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 13:18:08 UTC 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 6:01 AM, Carlos Rodrigues <carlos.efr at mail.telepac.pt> wrote:
> Sorry about the change in the subject, I was goink to ask how hard
> would it be to implement some kind of auto-discovery/centralized
> configuration for slave upsmon's but after thinking a bit I though it
> would be too much work for questionable gain and changed my mind.

A big issue with auto-discovery is trust. You wouldn't want someone to
be able to randomly shut down machines on your network just by
starting a rogue copy of NUT.

Then again, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if we combined auto-discovery
with the SSL support in NUT. If I remember correctly, this means that
the client only needs to have a list of accepted certificate
authorities (which would most likely be generated in-house anyway),
but it would be the same configuration for all client machines on the

I can see this working well with the avahi multicast DNS daemon.

- Charles Lepple

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