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Date:      Thu, 3 May 2007 08:37:12 -0500
From:      Jeffrey Goldberg <>
To:        Jonathan Horne <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: List of UPCs that can auto-shutdown FreeBSD
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On May 2, 2007, at 2:47 PM, Jonathan Horne wrote:

> Check out sysutils/apcupsd.  I have it running with similar APC  
> UPS's, and
> it does exactly this.  I even added another destination line on  
> some of the
> scripts it runs on different power events, and when the power is  
> off long
> enough (5 seconds I believe), I get a message sent to my cell phone  
> (via
> smtp).

Seeing that we are neighbors, I strongly suspect that you had the  
opportunity to see your system in action last night.

I learned that I need to do a bit of tuning of my system, but things  
mostly went as expected using apcupsd.  So I also recommend apcupsd.

I have two machines on the UPS (an APC Back-UPS XS 1200) and the  
apcupsd server shutdown before the client figured that it should  
shutdown.  I also have a smaller UPS for the various switches and  
things that don't need clean shutdowns, and surprisingly that one ran  
out of battery before the main UPS even though during my tests just a  
few weeks ago it outlasted the main one.

It also appears (I haven't fully confirmed yet) that my ISP started  
having problems about 10 minutes after I lost power at my location.


Jeffrey Goldberg              

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