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Old 06-02-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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APC UPS Communication with Linux?

I want my APC UPS to shut down my linux box during a power outage. Where should I start?
Old 06-02-2007, 11:54 AM   #2
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You might want to look into apcupsd. I haven't had time to play with it myself, so I can't give you good guide. The documentation they provide seems adequate though.

Good Luck,

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I second the notion of apcupsd. I use it on my Slackware server and it runs just fine. It actually was a real eye-opener as I found I was having almost daily mini-power losses (~ 2-3 seconds). Considering that I'd had a couple of routers burn out, I think my power was a lot dirtier than I thought.
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Per your recommendations (good ones ) I installed apcusbd and it worked perfectly! Thanks, guys!


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