From: Liam Bedford (lbedford at domain wbtsystems.com)
Date: Fri 28 Jul 2000 - 09:58:04 IST
On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 01:03:31AM +0100, Niall O Broin came forth with:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 04:54:26PM +0100, Damian O'Sullivan wrote:
> > I phoned APC and they say I need a second serial connector on the UPS.
> > And then that second connector will need a non-standard serial cable
> > depending on what the OS is to be.
> Ah, but that's the APC answer, because that way they get to sell you
> something else. Various suggestions have been made here, many of which will
> even work :-) In particular, Gary's suggestion is very handy (wiring the UPS
> to both boxes) and should work fine iff the UPS uses the serial lines as
really stupid suggestion, can you get the APC software to run an expect script
when it tells the NT box to shutdown (apart from the fact that the APC software
is crap... it tells the NT box to shutdown, and janks the power <timeout> later,
without checking if the machine is ready yet... or at least in our case it does),
and the expect script tells the linux box to shutdown?
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