>> This also made me think of disaster recovery (I know, I should have been
>> thinking of it
>> before).  Do any of you have contracts with a company that will provide an
>> alternate site
>> if a disaster happens to your AS400.  Or will bring one to your site?
>> What companies can I
>> check into?
>Remember that there's two different breeds of Halon, one which is harmless to
>humans but exceedingly bad for the ozone layer and was made illegal for use in
>the US a couple of years ago. The other is largely non-damaging to the
>environment, but works by interfering with the combination of oxygen with
>things, which prevents human respiration from working, in addition to snuffing
>out fires. My understanding is that this version is still legal, but you
>don't want to be in the machine room when the system goes off. If you inhale,
>you probably won't make it to the door.
>Peter H. Coffin

Is the version that stops oxygen from combining fatal, or do you just need
a lot more 'real' oxygen to flush the halon from your system?

--Paul E Musselman

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