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

David N Melik dchmelik at hipplanet.com
Wed Oct 16 05:40:48 UTC 2013

On Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:56:16 -0400
Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> 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.

Thanks; if it listens on localhost by default, that is enough for me,
though I recall that is not as secure as listening on I never
really used iptables much and am not using it now, so I do not think I
will need to do. I do not see why I cannot just turn off the port
usage, since I have root access and only ever use NUT from a shell.

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