Recommendations for a serial port card you can actually BUY?

Karl Denninger karl at
Fri Oct 6 00:10:14 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 04:04:47PM -0500, Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 03:21:44PM -0500, Karl Denninger wrote:
> > 
> > FreeBSD's USB support has always been somewhat deficient.  For example,
> > apcupsd can't talk to their UPSs over the USB bus, even though the software
> > itself knows how, because FreeBSD doesn't know what a UPS is and throws up
> > its hands when you plug it in.
> This is false for at least the APC SmartUPS the machine I'm sending this
> from is connected to.  I wouldn't be suprised if it was true once, but
> it isn't today.
> ugen0: American Power Conversion Smart-UPS 750 FW:651.12.D USB FW:4.2, rev 1.10/0.06, addr 2

Does apcupsd connect to it?  I tried this back on 5.x and it failed
miserably.  It identified the unit, but wouldn't talk to it.

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