> On Thu, 20 Jul 2000 email@example.com wrote: > You can already connect the C64 to e.g. a Linux box using SLIP. If you > I think that a simple ad-hoc network is a better idea. If you want some > more challenge in the implementation, make all nodes equal and have them > automatically detect the network topology and figure out node addresses. > You could add e.g. a PC to that network via a custom interface, if you > want to have a file server or such. I once wanted to build an RS485-based (similar to RS232, only multiple nodes can be on the same wire - bus topology - but collisions have to be detected or some token has to be passed) but the issues with collision detection etc were too much then (actually more hardware-side this time) I had planned to make GeckOS/A65 multi-processor by using this network, where all interprocess communication (where I have a process number of 0-255, but only up to 16 processes on one machine) would be masked by separating a process ID into a node part (upper 4 bits) and the process number on that node the lower 4 bits. This way processes would communicate via standard interprocess comm. But, hey, so many ideas and so little time... :-( Andre -- Sent through GMX FreeMail - http://www.gmx.net - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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