Subject: Re: APC Back-UPS XS 1500
To: Gan Uesli Starling <email@example.com>
From: Dan McMahill <dmcmahill@NetBSD.org>
Date: 06/01/2004 07:53:02
On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 09:25:13PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <40BBD4A8.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gan Uesli Starling writes:
> >Hve just today purchased an APC Back-UPS XS 1500 uninterruptable
> >poser supply. Anybody know of a BSD program the twin of what
> >came on CD for Win32, MacOS, etc for monitoring power supply
> >state and shutting down when needed?
> You can find pkgsrc/sysutils/apcupsd and nuts. They'll both handle
> serial port APC UPSs. As far as I know, neither will handle USB UPSs
> on NetBSD; there's apparently some support in nuts for Linux, but last
> time I checked, quite a while back, it didn't compile on NetBSD and
> might have been experimental even on Linux.
I looked at both recently. The USB support is linux specific. It
looked like if you were someone who was familiar with USB and NetBSD's
usb drivers it wouldn't take much to port apcupsd at least. Unfortunately
I'm not familiar with either USB or NetBSD's usb drivers.