[Nut-upsuser] One little thing not quite correct in my configuration

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 13:07:10 UTC 2009

On Sep 9, 2009, at 8:36 AM, James Moody wrote:

> All of this work is being done on the system that has the UPS - I'm  
> not trying to do any network monitoring yet. The symptom is that  
> when I try to use 'upsc' I get the failure message "Error: server  
> disconnected" on the console, and this line in /var/log/daemon.log:
> <date/name> upsd[4899]: Rejecting TCP connection from
> My current suspicion is I don't have the upsd.users file set up  
> quite correctly. Questions:
> (1) are the users listed in upsd.conf real system users (ie, as  
> listed in /etc/passwd file), or are they just defined within nut.

Completely separate from /etc/passwd.

> (2) what is this 'upsc.conf' file mentioned in the man page for  
> upsc?  The man page systems knows nothing about it, and I can't find  
> a description through web browsing. Or is this an obsolete file?

It's a typo (mea culpa). It should be 'ups.conf'.

> I'm running an Ubuntu 8.10 server, and the latest release of nut  
> available through the package manager.

Is that 2.2.2-6ubuntu1?

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