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On Monday 24 February 2003 12:47 pm, Graham Smith wrote:
On Fri, 30 Nov 2001 14:22, Christopher D. Reimer
I'm thinking about getting an APC Back-UPS CS 350VA USB to automatically
shutdown my small file/DSL/firewall server (AOpen micro-ATX motherboard,
Cyrix M2-333Mhz, 128MB, 10GB IDE hard drive, SCSI cdrom drive, and no
Does anyone have any experience with this particular UPS?
Does the stock SuSE 7.3 kernel support a USB UPS or do I have to hack and
patch the kernel to make it work?
Recommend a similar model with serial support for under $100 USD?
I have not used that model APC UPS, but I suggest you have a look at the
following URL regarding software & interfacing.
I had little trouble with nut and a USB APC UPS:
1. Make sure the 'nut' package is installed
2. Edit /etc/sysconfig/smartups for the following values and run SuSEconfig:
3. Edit /etc/init.d/ups and comment out the following lines (bit of an
oversight on SuSE's part):
# case "$SMARTUPS_DEVICE" in
# echo -n "change SMARTUPS_DEVICE in /etc/sysconfig/smartups"
# rc_failed 6
# rc_status -v
4. Run 'insserv ups', then 'rcups start'
You should be able to use the following command to get the status:
You'll get output similar to mine:
MODEL: Back-UPS ES 725 FW:802.n2.D USB
If you want access from other systems, (I have two computers on mine) setup
the ACLs in /etc/ups/upsd.conf to grant 'monitor' access to your slave's
IP(s). Then you can run a second node in slave mode by simply setting
SMARTUPS_MASTER to your server's IP in /etc/sysconfig/smartups, then
SuSEconfig, 'insserv ups', then 'rcups start'.
If you want to use the nice CGIs, then you have to edit /etc/ups/hosts.conf.
Hope that helps.
Engineering - SolutionInc Ltd.
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