Project Release Information
This version adds support for Cyber Power Systems hardware with SNMP RMCARD, Dynamix 650VA USB, LDLC UPS-1200D, Tecnoware UPS ERA LCD 0.65, Powercom BNT-xxxAP (USB ID 0d9f:0004), and various USB devices using UPSilon 2000 software. The nut-scanner tool has been modularized even further, dynamically opening libraries for features such as USB, IPMI and SNMP. HP/UX packaging and AIX compilation have been improved. Additional bugfixes for various drivers (including blazer_usb with invalid USB vendor IDs 0000 and FFFF) are noted in the NEWS file and ChangeLog.
This release definitely fixes the recent USB regression, distributes the Perl module, and adds many new devices, features, and bugfixes. 2.6.0 previously included the complete documentation revamping using AsciiDoc. This includes a new Web site, user manual, developer guide, packager guide, and manual pages, available in various formats (single and multiple pages HTML and PDF at the moment). Augeas support has been added too, along with many new devices, features, and bugfixes.
This release fixes IPv6 detection at build time, and was released right after 2.4.2, which includes many improvements to USB support, library detection, OS support, and driver debugging. Several drivers (such as snmp-ups, apcsmart, and usbhid-ups) have been enhanced to support additional devices. The bestfortress driver has been reintroduced, and the ivtscd driver was added to support IVT Solar Controller Devices. The clone driver (formerly known as 'virtual') now provides flexible ways to present switchable outlets to clients as though they were complete UPSs.
The main motivation for this release was a change to the 'make clean' target for USB udev/hotplug/HAL scripts. If you build from a clean source tree, this change will not affect you. This release also adds the microdowell driver.
This release includes preliminary support for
Power Distribution Units (PDUs), either natively
or through a binding to the Powerman daemon. It
also includes support for several new devices, and
a new "repeater" mode for the dummy-ups driver.
Support for tcp-wrappers was added to replace
NUT's non-standard ACL system. NUT also includes a
new Python-based client library and GUI.
Network UPS Tools (also known as NUT) is an extremely powerful and versatile client/server based approach to UPS monitoring. Products from a wide range of vendors (APC, Belkin, Best Power, MGE, Tripp-Lite, etc.) are supported. A shared UPS can be monitored by one host, notifcations being sent to the other hosts via authenticated TCP connections. A Web interface is available, as is a Windows client.