Reply to post: Re: Ah the good old days

Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk

J.G.Harston Silver badge

Re: Ah the good old days

"There was the concept of a privileged workstation that had higher capabilities than the rest of the network. It was identified as having a station number of [s]0[/s] [b]greater than 239[/b]"

Only on early Econet systems (pre 3.36 from memory). It was very quickly removed.

"(the station number was set either by soldering links on a location on the keyboard or fitting an 8 switch DIL switch in the same location ... This was read into a memory location when the BEEB was turned on"

Nope, the low level networking code read the link hardware explictly. The code goes along the lines of:

NMI:

LDA adlc_data

CMP io_hardwarelinks

BNE notforme

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