[Novalug] small home based switches/routers
jhart at kevla.org
Thu Aug 16 14:57:37 EDT 2007
> Jay Hart wrote:
>>>> Jay Hart
>>> For what it's worth I've tried the NSLU2 and ultimately was
>>> not happy with it. But I'm willing to answer any questions
>>> I can about it. I think one of the "routers" that take
>>> the openwrt or the other os whose names escapes me right now
>>> would be a better option. Would the apcupsd be networked or
>>> are you looking for something with a USB/serial port?
>> Ahhh, you asked the right question. The switch or router device I am
>> for would have a either a USB or serial port for interfaceing with the UPS.
>> That way you could have it be the APCUPSD server for shutting down all other
>> computers. dd-wrt wouldn't work. Not sure about operwrt, but the device
>> have a firmware image, IMHO, it needs a little more flexibility.
>> Maybe I should see what DamnSmallLinux runs on?
> Asus WL-500G and the Asus WL-500G deluxe seem to support usb, and
> openwrt seems to support it using ipkg.
> (http://wiki.openwrt.org/UsbStorageHowto talks about usb storage
> so it's a start) So it seems possible to do it through openwrt,
> and it even seems as if people have done it before
> (https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/2157 references apcupsd in packaged
> form already.) It seems like it could work, but further research
> is probably needed. What's the issue with firmware images? Is it
> something external storage would fix?
Thanks Matt, I'll look into this.
Since apcupsd is a "package" if you had a device that was firmware image
based.(ie could only provide capability built into the firmware), it would be
hard to add the files necessary to run apcupsd.
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