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Re: [SLUG] UPSs and linux in general
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] UPSs and linux in general
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 8 11:08:45 2000
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> John Wiltshire wrote:
> Our Smart-UPS is connected to an NT box (via serial cable) which runs a
> stack of scripts when it gets the "shutdown" message to cleanly shut down
> any other box on the UPS which needs it. I'm assuming the same would work
> for Linux although it would probably be a lot easier to set up (given the
> relative difficulty of scripting on NT compared to Linux).
Query (given that I've only ever used Dumb-UPS):
What tells what what's happening and how?
(ie. Okay, so you've got your serial cable keeping them talking, and I
assume there's a daemon running in the background waiting for cries of
"Wolf!" from the UPS - what then? Do you configure a script to run at
various points or...? Please enlighten!)
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