Reply to post: Re: Ah the good old days

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

heyrick Silver badge

Re: Ah the good old days

" was identified as having a station number of 0"

Wasn't station zero a broadcast address, not a valid station?

Older versions of NETFS had the idea that certain stations (something like 230 to 254?) were always to be considered privileged, so *PROT would not work against them. Thankfully Acorn saw sense and fixed that, but that was of little comfort on a network with older NETFS and a bunch of students that tweaked the links in certain stations to make them nicely powerful.

Don't get me started on the FileStore. It was dead easy to get SYST privs on that. Just take out the floppies, insert one of your own, open the flap, start it up, and then go into maintenance mode and format a disc with you as SYST...

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