UPS advice, please ...

Dan O'Connor dan at
Fri Nov 18 20:41:34 GMT 2005

>I have a couple web servers running FreeBSD 5.x and need to protect 
> against power outages.
> These are two simple machines running at home so nothing fancy. Just
> some way to do a power down neatly so the shutdown has time to clean 
> up.
> What do I need and where can I look for more detailed information.

I use upsmon, from the ports collection. Nothing fancy, and it works 
only with APC Smart-UPS...but it works great, and the shutdown 
time-delay is configurable. The Smart-UPS connects to your computer via 
a serial port.


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