[Nut-upsuser] Request For Additional Status Confirmation

Jon Kinne jhkinne1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 18:05:02 GMT 2021

             # Have the system pause while all the mail elements load,
>>               sleep 60
>>             # and then run the script:
>>               sudo /usr/local/bin/reboot_notify
>>       Do you need to get root involved?  If a hacker can substitute 
>> his reboot_notify for yours, he gets full control.
>> Being such a beginner, I didn't realize I was creating a problem with 
>> root...I took your advice and removed "sudo"...is that enough, or is 
>> there something else I should do for security?
>            Any script in rc.local is probably called by root, so it's 
> best to follow the example of NUT itself and drop to a non-privileged 
> with something like
>            sudo -u nut /usr/local/bin/reboot_notify

I don't understand. I edited the rc.local script to what you indicated ( 
sudo -u nut ...) and now when the Pi reboots I don't get any messages. 
I'm afraid I'm too much of a beginner to see what you mean.
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