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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

           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.


       hosts.conf(5), upsset.conf(5)


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