kraduk at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 12:21:15 UTC 2015
"apcaccess shows this on the server:
CABLE : USB Cable
DRIVER : USB UPS Driver
STATUS : ONLINE"
isn't that an application level driver though, or is it from dmesg?
On 5 November 2015 at 17:02, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Nov 2015, krad wrote:
> from what i remember the usb just presents itself as serial over usb, so
>> that makes sense. THe network bit is a bit misleading as I think it means
>> it talks to another apcupsd on a different host connected to a ups via
>> serial, rather than direct to a network enabled UPS.
> I have one APC Smart-UPS 1500 connected to a server by USB. The USB port
> is native USB, it does not appear on the computer as a USB-connected serial
> port. Other APC UPSes have DB9 ports that can speak serial or USB
> depending on the oddball adapter cables. Some older UPSes might be serial
> apcaccess shows this on the server:
> CABLE : USB Cable
> DRIVER : USB UPS Driver
> STATUS : ONLINE
> Another computer is plugged into the Smart-UPS 1500 for power, but of
> course cannot share the UPS connector. apcupsd on that computer connects
> over the network to the main apcupsd on the server that is directly
> connected to the Smart-UPS USB port. It works transparently. apcaccess on
> the client computer shows:
> CABLE : Ethernet Link
> DRIVER : NETWORK UPS Driver
> STATUS : ONLINE SLAVE
> For my use, apcupsd is superior to the network monitoring cards that can
> be installed in the higher-end APC units.
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