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: