My IPFire box shares a UPS with my FreeNAS box, and I’d like to use NUT and have FreeNAS be the master and IPFire be the slave. I installed the IPFire NUT addon and fiddled with the upsmon.conf file so that it’s listening correctly to the UPS on FreeNAS. So two questions:
Is it okay that the NUT service is always showing as stopped (Status / Services)? I’m assuming that it’s referring to upsd, which I don’t need to run since IPFire will just be running as a slave.
I do need upsmon to be running on the IPFire box, however. Will that happen automatically, or do I need to do something manually to make sure that happens? If the latter, what is the cleanest/simplest way to run upsmon when IPFire starts up? (This would be obvious to a Linux expert but I’m definitely not one of those.)