Subject: Re: Installing a UPS for a NetBSD server... software and procedures?
To: Gilles Gravier <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/20/2007 10:32:34
On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 08:20:16AM +0200, Gilles Gravier wrote:
> 1) What UPS work well with NetBSD? I see in the pkgsrc many pieces of 
> code supporting UPS systems. What are your preferred ones? For what 
> reasons? What package do you use to monitor the UPS and trigger the 
> shutdown?

I like the slightly older rackmount APC units that use a serial port to
communicate with the host, not USB.  I get them from RefurbUPS -- they
are local to me so I save on shipping, but in my experience they are also
nice guys who stand by their product.  They have a web site at which seems to list most (but not all) of what
they have in stock.

I used to use apcupsd but I am growing to like nut somewhat better.  If
you're going to use a networked UPS be sure to put it on its own network
segment -- I don't trust the UPS firmware *or* any of the host software
for it at all.