Subject: Re: UPS recommendation
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/02/1998 17:11:29
In article <>,
Brook Milligan  <brook@trillium.NMSU.Edu> wrote:
> I have some Best Fortress UPSes that seem to work great and will
> I like these because the communication protocol is available!

I like the APC UPSes. They don't give the protocol out except under NDA,
but some of it has been reverse engineered (and either BEST isn't giving
out everything either, or the non-publicsly-availible parts of the APC
protocol are things that the BEST can't do anyway). So, for practical
purposes, they're documented about the same.

Now, if you want to make a political point, make sure it actually MEANS
something. Protesting in private doesn't do any good. Call APC, ask for
the protocol, and if they won't give it to you freely, then tell them
that you're going with BEST and that the availiblity of the protocol
was the deciding factor.

Ty Sarna		"For many Americans, a season without hockey is	like a Happy Meal without parsley." - Bob Costas