[Nut-upsuser] upsd.conf - run as user option

Mike. the.lists at mgm51.com
Thu Jun 19 18:10:20 UTC 2014

On 6/19/2014 at 9:03 AM Charles Lepple wrote:

|On Jun 18, 2014, at 1:51 PM, Mike. <the.lists at mgm51.com> wrote:
|> The upsmon.conf has the option of setting   RUN_AS_USER username 
|> Might it be possible to add a similar option to the upsd.conf
|> I see the -u command-line option for both upsmon and upsd,
|> upsd doesn't seem to carry that to the configuration file, as
|> does.
|I'll admit this does seem arbitrary, but based on a quick look at
the upsd
|source code, the userid is looked up before the configuration file
|read, and there is a chroot() in between those statements. So this
|require some more investigation to see what assumptions are being
|about the userid when the configuration file is processed.
|I hadn't noticed this until now, since most distributions tend to
have a
|way to pass in options to their daemons (such as /etc/nut/nut.conf
|Debian/Ubuntu). What we may want to do is add some comments to
|for passing "-u user" in UPSD_OPTIONS. (It's in the man page for

Thanks for the quick reply.

I'll give the nut.conf approach a try.  It does look as if it will be
the solution I need.

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