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Did Econet have security?

Econet did not; there was no authentication at the network level. Nor could you attach a floppy drive directly to Econet; you'd use a computer (BBC, Master or Archimedes) that had a floppy or (later) ...
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Do all Econet devices need the same clock speed?

Econet networking was first developed for Acorn's System line, which had a 6502 CPU clocked at 1MHz. It was later used in their ARM-based Archimedes machines with 8-25MHz CPUs, as well as the RISC PC ...
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Do all Econet devices need the same clock speed?

In Econet, using synchronous serial transmission, the sender provides the clock together with the data. The receivers need to synchronize with that clock. And the network clock doesn't (necessarily, ...
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Did Econet have security?

Additionally you had full read/write and execute access on any other station's RAM (including video RAM) if you used assembly language. This is without any authentication required, so there was no ...
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