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egctl - EnerGenie EG-PMS-LAN control utility

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NAME

egctl - EnerGenie EG-PMS-LAN control utility

SYNOPSIS

egctl NAME [S1 S2 S3 S4]

DESCRIPTION

egctl is a program to control the state of EnerGenie Programmable surge protector with LAN interface. It uses native EG-PMS-LAN data exchange protocol version 2.0 or 2.1, not HTTP. When executed with the only argument it dumps the state of the specified device. If all five arguments are specified, it changes the state of the device and dumps the new state.
 

OPTIONS

NAME
The name of the device to control (as it is specified in the configuration file). This name has no relation to the IP address or the domain name.
Sn
The action to perform on n-th socket. Possible values are: on, off, toggle and left.

CONFIGURATION

Configuration file is a table of devices. Each device is described on a separate line; fields on each line are separated by tabs or spaces. Lines starting with '#' are comments, blank lines are ignored.
The first field
Name of device. It is a string that will be used to address the device in the utility commands. It is not necessary to be the same as Server name in the web interface.
The second field
Protocol. Supported protocols are: pms20 and pms21.
The third field
IP address of device.
The fourth field
TCP port of device. (Power Manager client port in the web interface).
The fifth field
Password.

SUPPORTED DEVICES

Device Protocol
EG-PMS-LAN pms20
EG-PMS2-LAN pms21

EXAMPLES

Suppose a user has two EG-PMS-LAN devices configured as follows:
1. 192.168.0.10, port 5000, password hackme
 
2. 192.168.10.10, port 5001, password hackmesoftly
In order to control them using the utility the user needs to create a configuration file like the following:
eg1 pms20 192.168.0.10 5000 hackme
 
eg2 pms20 192.168.10.10 5001 hackmesoftly
Now she can get the status of the devices with commands
egctl eg1
 
egctl eg2
and switch the state of the AC power sockets with a command like
egctl eg1 on left left off

FILES

~/.egtab
user's configuration file
/etc/egtab
system-wide configuration file

BUGS

This program cannot modify the internal schedule of the device.

AUTHOR

Written by Vitaly Sinilin <vs@kp4.ru>

TRADEMARKS

EnerGenie is a registered trademark of Gembird Holding B.V.
19 August 2014 egctl