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Re: UPS Advice

On 29-Jan-2009, at 12:03 PM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

It took basically ten minutes looking at the apcupsd code to convince
me to switch to nut.  I haven't ever looked back.

Hmmm.... I would have said the opposite, at least since apcupsd got its last major work-over. It's still no shining example of perfection, but it seems to be somewhat more sophisticated in its capabilities and detailed support of so many specific models and interconnect cables.

The last time I looked at ups-nut the drivers were poorly factored and usually very minimal in their support of even common types of UPS models, and also confusing in that there were a confusing number of drivers that each supported some types of UPS models, but in different ways. Most or all of the drivers had far too many magic hard-coded values.

Ups-nut's big advantage of course is being able to simultaneously support many types of UPS all in one configuration. Apcupsd really is just for APC models.

I think the documentation for apcupsd is far superior too (i.e. the full LaTeX manual), but that may be just in the eye of the beholder. :-)

                                        Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc.

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