[Nut-upsuser] Formal definition of a UPS name

gene heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Tue Apr 5 15:49:59 BST 2022

On Tuesday, 5 April 2022 09:40:41 EDT Roger Price wrote:
> Do we have a formal definition of a UPS name?  For example:
>    upsname = "A-Ca-c-_"+ with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 15
> characters
> This means that a UPS may be called "_"
> Is that acceptable?   Must the initial character always be a letter?
> Roger
I think that was/is inherited from dns/bind, at least no network name can 
begin with a number, which I found did not work for a hostname on my 
local network even using hosts files. The machine it runs is sold as a 
6040 milling machine but I had to name it sixty40 before I could make it 

A ups can and often is, a network device addressable by the usual ipv4 
local address, so if you want it to be resolved it must start with a 
alpha charactor. There is an rfc for that I'm sure but I can't quote it. 

My systems are all usb interfaces, and are happy with the default "myups" 
for a name, but aren't network accessible without going thru ssh first to 
get to the machine its actually plugged into.

Cheers, Gene Heskett.
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