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Re: [SLE] Dead Linux machines
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2005 15:31:00 -0400
  • Message-id: <1120419060.24154.25.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2005-07-03 at 17:53 +0100, Kevanf1 wrote:
> On 02/07/05, Tim Grant <tgrant@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think EMP is only an issue for machines that are actually running at
> the time of release of the pulse. A PC switched off would not be
> affected.
> I could of course be wrong about that and please correct me if I am.
> It would seem to make sense that only a 'live' machine would be
> affected though.
Keep in mind that most modern PC's still have electric running through
them as the on/off switch is electronic not mechanical. Based on that,
unless you have the plug pulled it would still be susceptible.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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