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Re: APC UPS PowerChute PLUS exploit...
From: sstone () UME PHT CO JP (Scott Stone)
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 11:10:42 +0900


On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, Pascal Gienger wrote:

Due to many e-mails received of people wanting the source of the
freely available upsd, I sent this mail to the list.

upsd-1.0 was programmed by a guy at Wildwind Communications. It
used the dumb mode of APC SmartUPSes and is depreciated.

Then, also at Wildwind Communications, upsd-2.0 appeared. It uses
active ("intelligent") mode of the SmartUPS and reports actual
configurations, voltages, etc to the syslog.

Problem: Wildwind Communications seem to no longer exist on the net.
Their FTP site is no longer registered at InterNIC (ftp.ww.net).

So I put the source at our anonymous FTP server for download.
Please write your own settings for your UPS (configurable parameters)
in apc_static.c, because they are changing from one country to
another. Feedback and working configurations would be appreciated.
I use this upsd with FreeBSD 2.2.5 and a SmartUPS 700.

There's also a program available called 'apcupsd' which has some really
nice features if you have an APC UPS.  I'm using it w/ a BkPro500 and it
works great.  The machine with the UPS will even let other machines on the
network know when there are power problems.

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Scott M. Stone <sstone () pht com, sstone () turbolinux com>
               <sstone () pht co jp>
Linux Developer/Systems Administrator for Pacific HiTech, Inc.
http://www.pht.com              http://armadillo.pht.co.jp
http://www.pht.co.jp            http://www.turbolinux.com



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