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UPSD(8)				  NUT Manual			       UPSD(8)

NAME
       upsd - UPS information server

SYNOPSIS
       upsd -h

       upsd [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION
       upsd is responsible for serving the data	from the drivers to the
       clients.	It connects to each driver and maintains a local cache of the
       current state. Queries from the clients are served from this cache, so
       delays are minimal.

       It also conveys administrative messages from the	clients	back to	the
       drivers,	such as	starting tests,	or setting values.

       Communication between upsd and clients is handled on a TCP port.
       Configuration details for this port are described in upsd.conf(8).

       This program is essential, and must be running at all times to actually
       make any	use out	of the drivers and clients.

       Controls	in the configuration files allow you to	limit access to	the
       server, but you should also use a firewall for extra protection.	Client
       processes such as upsmon(8) trust upsd for status information about the
       UPS hardware, so	keep it	secure.

OPTIONS
       -c command
	   Send	command	to the background process as a signal. Valid commands
	   are:

	   reload
	       reread configuration files

	   stop
	       stop process and	exit

       -D
	   Raise the debug level. Use this multiple times for additional
	   details.

       -h
	   Display the help text.

       -r directory
	   upsd	will chroot(2) to directory shortly after startup and before
	   parsing any configuration files with	this option set. You can use
	   this	to create a "jail" for greater security.

	   You must coordinate this with your drivers, as upsd must be able to
	   find	the state path within directory. See upsdrvctl(8) and
	   nutupsdrv(8).

       -u user
	   Switch to user user after startup if	started	as root. This
	   overrides whatever you may have compiled in with configure
	   --with-user.

       -V
	   Display the version of the program.

RELOADING
       upsd can	reload its configuration files without shutting	down the
       process if you send it a	SIGHUP or start	it again with -c reload. This
       only works if the background process is able to read those files.

       If you think that upsd can't reload, check your syslogs for error
       messages. If it's complaining about not being able to read the files,
       then you	need to	adjust your system to make it possible.	Either change
       the permissions on the files, or	run upsd as another user that will be
       able to read them.

       DO NOT make your	upsd.conf or upsd.users	world-readable,	as those files
       hold important authentication information. In the wrong hands, it could
       be used by some evil person to spoof your master	upsmon and command
       your systems to shut down.

DIAGNOSTICS
       upsd expects the	drivers	to either update their status regularly	or at
       least answer periodic queries, called pings. If a driver	doesn't
       answer, upsd will declare it "stale" and	no more	information will be
       provided	to the clients.

       If upsd complains about staleness when you start	it, then either	your
       driver or configuration files are probably broken. Be sure that the
       driver is actually running, and that the	UPS definition in ups.conf(5)
       is correct. Also	make sure that you start your driver(s)	before
       starting	upsd.

       Data can	also be	marked stale if	the driver can no longer communicate
       with the	UPS. In	this case, the driver should also provide diagnostic
       information in the syslog. If this happens, check the serial or USB
       cabling,	or inspect the network path in the case	of a SNMP UPS.

ACCESS CONTROL
       If the server is	build with tcp-wrappers	support	enabled, it will check
       if the NUT username is allowed to connect from the client address
       through the /etc/hosts.allow and	/etc/hosts.deny	files. Note that this
       will only be done for commands that require to be logged	into the
       server. Further details are described in	hosts_access(5).

FILES
       The general upsd	configuration file is upsd.conf(5). The	administrative
       functions like SET and INSTCMD for users	are defined and	controlled in
       upsd.users(5). UPS definitions are found	in ups.conf(5).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       NUT_CONFPATH is the path	name of	the directory that contains upsd.conf
       and other configuration files. If this variable is not set, upsd	uses a
       built-in	default, which is often	/usr/local/ups/etc.

       NUT_STATEPATH is	the path name of the directory in which	upsd keeps
       state information. If this variable is not set, upsd uses a built-in
       default,	which is often /var/state/ups. The STATEPATH directive in
       upsd.conf(5) overrides this variable.

SEE ALSO
   Clients:
       upsc(8),	upscmd(8), upsrw(8), upslog(8),	upsmon(8)

   CGI programs:
       upsset.cgi(8), upsstats.cgi(8), upsimage.cgi(8)

   Drivers:
       nutupsdrv(8), apcsmart(8), belkin(8), belkinunv(8), bestuferrups(8),
       bestups(8), cyberpower(8), energizerups(8), etapro(8), everups(8),
       genericups(8), isbmex(8), liebert(8), masterguard(8), mge-shut(8), mge-
       utalk(8), oneac(8), powercom(8),	safenet(8), snmp-ups(8), tripplite(8),
       tripplitesu(8), victronups(8),

   Internet resources:
       The NUT (Network	UPS Tools) home	page: http://www.networkupstools.org/

Network	UPS Tools 2.7.3.	  12/29/2015			       UPSD(8)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | RELOADING | DIAGNOSTICS | ACCESS CONTROL | FILES | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | SEE ALSO

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