Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Thu Nov 5 15:58:13 UTC 2015

On Thu, November 5, 2015 9:30 am, Steve Lindemann wrote:
> On 11/5/2015 5:33 AM, Jerry wrote:
>> I was given a brand new APC Smart-UPS SC 420VA unit. I was wondering if
>> anyone had actually tried or used one of these units with FreeBSD.
>> According
>> to the documentation, it is "plug & play" with Windows, but I have no
>> idea
>> how to make it play nicely, if at all,  with FreeBSD. There is no USB
>> connector, just a serial connector.
> Take a look at Network UPS Tools (NUT).  I haven't used it myself (yet)
> but I've heard it works... though maybe not with serial.  If you give it
> a try and it does work with serial let us know too.
> --

I must have introduced confusion in my other post, when I described
apcupsd on machine not connected to UPS with serial/USB cable talking over
network to apcupsd connected to the UPS with serial/USB cable. What I said
is only relevant to apcupsd (which I use forever). Network UPS Tools
mentioned here are different tools that have nothing to do with apcupsd,
and what I said about apcupsd is not related to Network UPS Tools, and
neither it needs these tools (all I described is done by the same apcupsd


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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