[Nut-upsuser] What is the purpose of the upsmon setting in upsd.users?

André Hänsel andre at webkr.de
Wed Jun 22 08:06:41 UTC 2016

On Mittwoch, 22. Juni 2016 09:21 André wrote:

> Hi list,
> (I think) I understand that in upsmon.conf, the MONITOR line ends with
"master" or "slave". Basically if it's master it will wait for slaves to
shut down and if it's slave it will signal the master to switch off the UPS
after shutdown.
> To be able to monitor a network UPS as a slave, there must be a user in
upsd.users on the master system. This user needs to have a setting named
"upsmon" set.
> And this is where I'm confused - this setting has a parameter that must
also be set to either " master" or "slave". What do I set this to?
> Regards,
> André

Ok, I did some further testing and it seems that setting "upsmon slave" does
not allow clients to connect, so when would I want to set it?

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