This sounds like a lot of effort and expense just to keep an uptime figure.
IMHO unless you have a permanent connection then there's no point in keeping
a firewall up. While I'd like to keep my machine running permanently it'd
be just a waste when I'm not there. Shut your system down when you're not
at home and not only will you save having to buy a UPS, you'll have less of
a leccy bill also.
Just my 2 (euro) cents.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Conor Daly [mailto:conor.daly at met.ie]
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 2:31 PM
> To: ilug
> Subject: [ILUG] UPS for home use?
>>> Any ideas on (cheap) UPS for home use?
>> I want to UPS my server and firewall to keep my uptime
> (currently 27 days.
> Cool eh?). I'm thinking of using whatever prog watches the
> power supply to
> telinit into single mode, turn off everything bar the kernel
> and the UPS
> watcher and come back up to multiuser mode once the power
> comes back on. I
> can presumably spin down the disks and minimise the
> consumption that way.
>> The question is...
>> What sort of power consumption should I expect for a system
> in this mode and
> what sort of UPS could I get to keep something like this up for say 12
> hours? If the power is going to be off for more than this, I
> could hire a
> generator or something.
>> Anyone got an old UPS out there?
> Conor Daly
> General Forecast Division
> Met Eireann
> Glasnevin Hill
> Dublin 9.
>> ph +353 1 8064255
> fax +353 1 8064275
>>conor.daly at met.ie> -------------------------------------
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