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       upsset.cgi - Web-based UPS administration program




       As  a  CGI program, this should be invoked through your web server.  If
       you run it from the command line, it will sit there until you  give  it
       input resembling a POST request.


       upsset.cgi lets you access many administrative functions within the UPS
       software from your web browser.  You can  change  settings  and  invoke
       instant commands where available.


       Some  UPS  hardware  allows  you  to  change certain variables to other
       values.  To see what's available, pick  a  UPS  from  the  chooser  and
       select "settings", then select "View" to update the page.

       You  should  see a list of items with the descriptions on the left side
       and the possible options or input spaces on the right.  After  changing
       something,  be sure to "Save changes" to update the values in your UPS.

       If your UPS doesn't support any read/write  variables,  there  will  be
       nothing to do on this page.

       Setting  values  in  read/write  variables  can  also  be done from the
       command line with upsrw(8).


       Some UPS hardware also has provisions for performing certain actions at
       the  user's command.  These include battery tests, battery calibration,
       front panel tests (beep!) and more.  To  access  this  section,  do  as
       above, but pick "Commands" as the function.

       If  your  UPS  supports  any instant commands, they will be listed in a
       chooser widget.  Pick the one you like and "Issue command" to  make  it

       Note  -  some  dangerous  commands  like "Turn off load" may not happen
       right away.  This is a feature, not a bug.   The  apcsmart  driver  and
       some  others  require  that  you send this command twice within a short
       window in  order  to  make  it  happen.   This  is  to  keep  you  from
       accidentally killing your systems by picking the wrong one.

       To  actually turn off the load, you have to send the command once, then
       send it again after 3 seconds elapse but before 15  seconds  pass.   If
       you  do  it  too quickly or slowly, you have to wait at least 3 seconds
       but not 15 seconds again.

       You can also  invoke  instant  commands  from  the  command  line  with


       upsset will only talk to upsd(8) servers that have been defined in your
       hosts.conf(8).  If it complains about  "Access  to  that  host  is  not
       authorized", check your hosts.conf first.


       upsset  will  not run until you convince it that your CGI directory has
       been secured.  This is due to the possibility of someone  using  upsset
       to try password combinations against your upsd(8) server.

       See  the  example  upsset.conf  file for more information on how you do
       this.  The short explanation is - if you can't lock it down, don't  try
       to run it.




   Internet resources:
       The NUT (Network UPS Tools) home page:

                                Sat Aug 31 2002                  upsset.cgi(8)