SIPB offers documentation for users at MIT and elsewhere.
Writing and editing this documentation is an ongoing project. Edits and other contributions welcome.
A guide to queue music to sipbmp3, the gutenbach system SIPB uses to play music in the office.
Modeled on the [6.033 hands-on assignments], these guides will walk you through concepts and technologies that are core to many SIPB projects. We appreciate contributions!
Documents and books that various SIPB members recommend reading.
Some tips for using Moira
Setting up a mailing list archive using Pergamon, SIPB's self-service discuss server (see below for documentation on discuss)
A guide to using
zcrypted (encrypted) zephyr classes. Zephyr at MIT (mostly) doesn't support limiting who can sub to a zephyr class, so if you want to have reasonably private conversations, encrypting them is a good idea.
Using SZS (the SMS to Zephyr Relay)
Send and receive text messages through Zephyr.
Explains keytabs and how to get one and how that lets you SSH somewhere with Kerberos.
Explains root and extra instances in Kerberos.
AFS and You
A useful guide to AFS (originally the Andrew File System), the system that stores your Athena files. Targeted at mid-to-advanced users, this is a more up-to-date version than the Inessential Guide to AFS below.
Printing with CUPS on the Mac
How to set up printing on a Mac.
CPAN is a source of many useful Perl libraries, but the tools often seem determined not to let you have them. Here's how to beat them into submission.
The SIPB Inessential Guide series contain useful information about a variety of computing topics. Explore!
Inessential Refrigerator Restocking (Internal DVI version - inquire at SIPB)
A guide on how to restock a soda fridge. It isn't as hard as you make it look.
Who Fixes What at MIT
How and to whom to report all kinds of problems with computing infrastructure at MIT.
Filtering Your E-Mail on Athena
A quick guide to filtering your e-mail on Athena's common email-clients.
Getting Started with PGP on Athena
A quick guide to using PGP security on Athena.
So you want to learn Git...
Pointers to resources from which Git, the Version Control System many of us use.
While we love free and open source software, there are too many licenses and the options can get a bit confusing. SIPB has some official recommendations for what to use and how to effect these licenses.