Originally Posted by Brad
Some UPSes have a USB or serial port for exactly this purpose. One can initiate notifications or clean shutdown procedures based on the state given by the UPS. I have a coworker who does exactly this with his UPS at home. Admittedly, it's one of the more expensive devices...
I have it set up on my personal machines because they interface easy with the UPS. Didn't think about configuring it on Lenny. It's an APC Back-UPS XS 1500. I need to find a USB cable for it, but once I do I'll connect it so we can get the jobs figured out for it.
i know who i am riding with when the zombie apocalypse comes.
You are more than welcome to do so.
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