Simple peer to peer network?

John Floren slawmaster at
Mon Jan 28 21:46:23 CST 2008

On 1/28/08, Jim Brain <brain at> wrote:
> Sellam wants to finish the 64 c64 cluster for the next VCF.  I've been
> researching ideas for communicating among the machines, and the best
> ideas point to using the two synchronous serial ports on the user port
> (low wire count, transfers at 250kbps).
> But, I have grawn a complete blank on plans for a true peer to peer
> (token based or otherwise) networking protocol.  Everything I see is
> master/slave.  RS485 material talks about the hardware layer, but there
> is no detail on the protocol layer.
> I would think this would be a well researched and innovated area, low
> speed communication without a master node.  Anyone have any pointers for
> things to look into?
> Jim


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