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Re: UPS again

In article <34DB398B.373CF67@verisim.com>, Brian White <bcwhite@verisim.com> writes:

>> Like a dummy, I bought a UPS without bothering to check if genpowerd
>> supports it (I don't think it does).  But before taking it back (I
>> believe I have a week to do so and it's real stormy now, so I'm glad
>> to have it anyway), I wanted to ask if anyone knew if I could do
>> anything with it.
>> I bought a MinuteMan 280 Pro UPS.  It looks like it has "smart"
>> features but does not come with a cable or software.  It is made by
>> Para Systems.  Is there any Linux software that'll talk to this beast?

> As far as I know, the only package that supports any kind of smart signalling
> is the "apcd" package (for APC systems, of course).

> If your UPS has a dumb-signalling mode, then you can probably build a cable
> that genpower can drive.  Beyond that, though, I can't help you.

They sell controller software for SCO Unix; is Debian
binary-compatible enough to run SCO binaries?  I seem to recall
hearing it is.  Barring that, I'll have to see if I can't talk them
out of the specs...


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