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NAME

       upsset.conf - Configuration for Network UPS Tools upsset.cgi

DESCRIPTION

       This file only does one job—it lets you convince upsset.cgi(8) that your system’s CGI
       directory is secure. The program will not run until this file has been properly defined.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS

       upsset.cgi(8) allows you to try login name and password combinations. There is no rate
       limiting, as the program shuts down between every request. Such is the nature of CGI
       programs.

       Normally, attackers would not be able to access your upsd(8) server directly as it would
       be protected by the LISTEN directives in your upsd.conf(5) file, tcp-wrappers (if
       available when NUT was built), and hopefully local firewall settings in your OS.

       upsset runs on your web server, so upsd will see it as a connection from a host on an
       internal network. It doesn’t know that the connection is actually coming from someone on
       the outside. This is why you must secure it.

       On Apache, you can use the .htaccess file or put the directives in your httpd.conf. It
       looks something like this, assuming the .htaccess method:

           <Files upsset.cgi>
           deny from all
           allow from your.network.addresses
           </Files>

       You will probably have to set "AllowOverride Limit" for this directory in your
       server-level configuration file as well.

       If this doesn’t make sense, then stop reading and leave this program alone. It’s not
       something you absolutely need to have anyway.

       Assuming you have all this done, and it actually works (test it!), then you may add the
       following directive to this file:

           I_HAVE_SECURED_MY_CGI_DIRECTORY

       If you lie to the program and someone beats on your upsd through your web server, don’t
       blame me.

SEE ALSO

       upsset.cgi(8)

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