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hosts.conf: Access control for Network UPS Tools CGI programs


hosts.conf - Access control for Network UPS Tools CGI programs


The CGI programs (upsset.cgi(8), upsstats.cgi(8), upsimage.cgi(8)) use this file to determine if they are allowed to talk to a host. This keeps random visitors from using your web server to annoy others by creating outgoing connections.


MONITOR ups description

The ups element is in the form upsname[@hostname[:port]]. To allow connections to a UPS called "snoopy" on a system called "doghouse" that runs upsd on port 7877, it would look like this:

MONITOR snoopy [at] doghouse:7877 "Joe Cool"

The description must be one element, so if it has spaces, then it must be wrapped with quotes as shown above. The default hostname is "localhost".


upsset.cgi(8), upsstats.cgi(8), upsimage.cgi(8)

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