[Nut-upsuser] NUT upsstats.cgi problem

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 02:00:50 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Brother Railgun of Reason
<alaric at caerllewys.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 09:27:10PM -0400, Charles Lepple wrote:
>> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 9:58 PM, Brother Railgun of Reason
>> <alaric at caerllewys.net> wrote:
>> > I seem to have NUT all working with my R3000XR, except for the CGIs.
>> > The webserver's all properly configured and upsstats.cgi *runs*, but
>> > doesn't yield any useful output - no values are displayed, every value
>> > is replaced by [error: Invalid argument].  Apache is not logging any
>> > resulting errors, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of useful
>> > documentation on the CGIs to troubleshoot with.
>> Are you still seeing this issue?
>> If you can use 'upsc' to query the UPS from your webserver, then it
>> might be a configuration issue. In particular, you will be interested
>> in the man page for hosts.conf.
> Oh, I'm almost certain it's a configuration issue.  The very brief
> hosts.conf man page (which contains no information not found in
> hosts.conf.sample) only documents one available directive, which in my
> case is as follows:
> MONITOR tokamak at localhost "HP R3000 XR (Server rack)"
> upsc does indeed work.  upsstats.cgi doesn't.  upsstats.cgi(8) isn't
> really useful either.

Odd - upsc uses the same library as upsstats.cgi, so I would expect
the same error from both.

What happens if you run upsstats.cgi from the command line?

- Charles Lepple

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