From: Markus Rieder (markus.rieder at domain esre.ie)
Date: Thu 27 Jul 2000 - 16:15:42 IST
as far I remember there is a nice piece of software on APC's homepage
running on Linux.
It works fine for me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ilug-admin at domain linux.ie [mailto:ilug-admin at domain linux.ie]On
> Behalf Of Niall
> O Broin
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 3:52 PM
> To: ilug at domain linux.ie
> Subject: Re: [ILUG] UPS
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 02:48:32PM +0100, Damian O'Sullivan wrote:
> > I have just bought an APC Smart UPS 1000. I want to hang
> our linux mail
> > server and our NT PDC off of it.
> > Which should I connect the serial cable to and how do I get
> one to shut
> > off the other?
> That depends on which OS you prefer to program in. The
> principle of this is
> that the machine which hosts the UPS (i.e. has the serial cable) runs
> monitoring software, and when it decides that the systems are
> going down, it
> tells the other systems, which are running daemons waiting
> for this message
> (alternatively the host can run a process on the other machines, thus
> avoiding the daemons.
> Of course, I've only done this with Unix boxen. NT's notorious lack of
> remote managability won't help you here. A thought occurs to
> me though - you
> could use the Linux box as a repeater - connect UPS to one
> serial port, and
> have a little piece of code which monitors that port, and replicates
> everything on it to the other serial port. This will be a
> different task
> depending on whether your UPS talks down the serial line in
> the conventional
> sense, or just uses some of the status lines as toggles.
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