In the last episode (May 02), L Goodwin said:
> I need help finding a UPS that can tell a computer running FreeBSD
> 6.2 to shutdown. I checked the hardware compatibility -- UPS are not
> even listed.
> The "APC Back-UPS ES USB 750VA w/TEL & COAX" meets my needs, but they
> don't offer the software (PowerChute Personal Edition) for FreeBSD
> (closest is Mac OS X).

The Network UPS Tools package (in ports as sysutils/nut ) can manage
all sorts of UPS hardware, and you can set it to shutdown servers when
the UPS battery gets low. says the Back-UPS ES
is supported.  I use nut on a similar USB-monitored APC UPS at home.

        Dan Nelson
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