Subject: Re: UPS packages with USB support?
To: Steve Bellovin <>
From: Rick Kelly <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/22/2002 23:54:48
Steve Bellovin said:

>Has anyone tried using ups-nut or apcupsd with an APC UPS with USB?  
>(My, what a lot of acronyms....)  The documentation with those packages 
>suggest that they have some USB support for Linux, but I have no idea 
>if that works on NetBSD.  (I ask because I need to buy a couple of UPSs 
>soon, and the serial cable used by the UPSs is, to say the least, 

The APC software allows the possibility of a "master" UPS system. This talks
to all the other systems on the network and shuts them down. If the open
source stuff doesn't have this, it might be nice to add.

Rick Kelly