On 2021-01-28 10:13 a.m., Roger Price wrote:
I have a couple of APC UPSs, one connected to my
Linux system and the
other, my pfsense firewall, which is built on FreeBSD. Apcupsd and
nut both work on Linux, but neither works on FreeBSD,
Eaton 5PX: 5PX2200RT – 2U Line Interactive UPS
Eaton EBM: 5PXEBM48RT – external battery pack
pfSense 2.4.5-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)
NUT also works well with openSUSE. Roger
I don't have a problem on openSUSE, as both apcupsd and nut work. Both
worked on FreeBSD with the older version of APC UPS, but not with the
new one. When I was looking into this, I found there was some
difference in the protocol used, which FreeBSD hadn't caught up with,
but Linux had. I'm not going to toss out perfectly good UPS, just
because FreeBSD isn't up to date. Also, I'll be setting up a new system
shortly, as the computer I had been running pfsense on died recently.
As a replacement, I'm getting a new mini PC to replace the old HP
desktop I had been using. There is also a new major version of pfsense
coming out soon. Perhaps it will better support the APC UPS.
Here's what I've ordered for my new firewall. Mine has an i5 CPU, 4 GB
of RAM and 20 GB SSD. My old firewall had an AMD Athlon 3200+ & 4 GB.