[Nut-upsuser] Is UPSD necessary for average users?

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Wed Oct 16 01:56:16 UTC 2013

On Oct 7, 2013, at 4:48 AM, David N Melik wrote:

>> What are you trying to optimize?
> nothing, but I just did not want another daemon running, or at least I
> do not want a port open that can access the UPS, because I will not be
> using it; it is more of a minor security issue than anything. The
> instructions I read said to set up that port in NUT configuration, but I
> would rather not set that.

I forgot to mention: by default, NUT listens on localhost. If you are using Linux, you could add a "-m owner --uid-owner" rule to iptables to only match the UID for the NUT system user.

Charles Lepple
clepple at gmail

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