On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 12:33:22PM -0700, L Goodwin wrote:
> 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).

*They* don't offer the software, no.  Have you checked the ports tree?
In particular taken a look at sysutils/apcupsd ?
It is supposed to work with most of APC's UPS-models.
More information about it at  http://www.apcupsd.com

> My budget is $100 (+/- $20). The system is a modest
> server (ASUS PDB-DS w/onboard SCSI controller, Intel
> PII/400, 3 SCSI HDD, 1 CD-ROM, 1 3.5 floppy, video
> card, NIC), 14" monitor, kbd and mouse. In addition
> there is a cable modem and a 4-port router.
> I'd prefer a major brand that I can purchase locally,
> if possible. If you know of one that will definitely
> work, please respond. Thanks!

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Erik Trulsson
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