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1 [[!meta title="SIPB Documentation"]]
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3 SIPB offers documentation for users at MIT and elsewhere.
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5 Writing and editing this documentation is an [[ongoing project|doc/project]].  Edits and other contributions welcome.
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8 ## Recent Documentation
9
10 * [[Using Zephyr|doc/zephyr]] <br />
11 A guide on using Zephyr today with BarnOwl (and GNU Screen). Aimed at newcomers to Zephyr, and a pretty good reference.  See also [the Barnowl wiki](http://barnowl.mit.edu/).
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13 * [[AFS and You|doc/afs-and-you]] <br />
14 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 above.
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16 * [[Using Screen|doc/screen]] <br />
17 Handy for [[doc/Zephyr]] and anything else you do in an ssh session.
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19 * XVM: [Using `remctl`](https://xvm.mit.edu/trac/wiki/Remctl), and
20  [Getting the serial console](https://xvm.mit.edu/trac/wiki/SerialConsole)
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22 * [[Printing with CUPS on the Mac|doc/cups-on-mac]] <br />
23 How to set up printing on a Mac.
24
25 * [[Kerberized Server|doc/kerberized-server]] <br />
26 Explains keytabs and how to get one and how that lets you SSH somewhere with Kerberos.
27
28 * [[Root Instance|doc/root-instance]] <br />
29 Explains root and extra instances in Kerberos.
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31 * [[Summer Reading|doc/summer-reading]] <br />
32 Documents and books that various SIPB members recommend reading.
33
34 * [[Using SZS (the SMS to Zephyr Relay)|doc/szs]] <br />
35 Send and receive text messages through Zephyr.
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37
38 * [[doc/Enabling Client Certificate Auth in Chrome]] <br />
39 This documentation is for Linux users; it works, but unlike Windows, there's no UI.
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41 ## IAP Classes and Cluedumps
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43 SIPB teaches [an array of classes](http://sipb.mit.edu/iap) each IAP and shorter [cluedumps](http://cluedumps.mit.edu/) in the fall.
44 Some of them leave notes useful as documentation.
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46 * [Java Class Notes](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/iap/Archive/1999/java/outline.html) <br />
47 These are the electronic slides that were used in SIPB's popular Java class.
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49 * [Understanding Git](http://web.mit.edu/cluedumps/slides/understanding-git-2008.pdf) <br />
50 These slides were developed for a SIPB cluedump on the Git version control system.
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52
53 ## Documentation in progress
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55 See the [[SIPB Documentation Project|doc/project]] page for more documentation ideas.
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57 * [[doc/Debianization]] <br />
58 How to package software for Debian and Ubuntu.  Popular topic in SIPB projects thanks to [Debathena](http://debathena.mit.edu/) and [XVM](http://xvm.mit.edu).
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61 ## The Inessential Guide Series
62 The SIPB Inessential Guide series contain useful information about a variety of computing topics. Explore!
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64 * [An Inessential Guide to Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/guide/guide/) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/guide/guide.dvi))([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/guide/guide.pdf))([PS](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/guide/guide.ps))<br />
65 A large guide on how to get the most out of your Athena account, from reading mail, to using AFS, to sending zephyrs.
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67 * [An Inessential Quick Reference to Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/quickref/quick/) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/quickref/quickref.dvi)) <br />
68 A one-page reference to the most basic information about Athena, including logging in, reading email, and getting help.
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70 * [Inessential AFS](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/afs/html/afs-new.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iAFS.dvi))([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iAFS.pdf))([PS](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iAFS.ps)) <br />
71 A guide to AFS (Andrew File System) - the system used to store your files on Athena. Note that a more updated version of this guide can be found [[here|doc/afs-and-you]].
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73 * [Inessential LaTeX (PDF)](http://stuff.mit.edu/sipb/ilatex) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/iLaTeX.dvi)) ([HTML, but somewhat dated](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/www/latex/guide/guide.html))  <br />
74 A very helpful guide to LaTeX, a typesetting program commonly used for doing PSets, writing papers, theses, books, etc.
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76 * [Inessential MATLAB](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/matlab/imatlab/imatlab.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/imatlab/imatlab.dvi)) ([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/imatlab.pdf)) <br />
77 A guide to using MATLAB on Athena.
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79 * [Inessential Zephyr](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/izephyr/html/izephyr.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/izephyr/izephyr.dvi))([PDF](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/izephyr/izephyr.pdf)) <br />
80 A guide to using the Athena instant-messenging system, Zephyr. Less relevant now that most people use Barnowl, try [this](http://sipb-www.scripts.mit.edu/doc/wiki/UsingZephyr) instead
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82 * [Inessential Bitmaps](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb.mit.edu/project/doc/ibitmap/ibitmap.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/ibitmap.dvi)) <br />
83 A guide to drawing and displaying XBM bitmaps and other graphics.
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85 * Inessential Refrigerator Restocking (Internal DVI version - inquire at SIPB) <br />
86 A guide on how to restock a soda fridge. It isn't as hard as you make it look.
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88
89 ## Other Documentation
90
91 * [How to Choose a Good Password](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/passwords/passwords.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/passwords.dvi)) <br />
92 A one-page list of guidelines on how to choose secure passwords, and why this is important.
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94 * [Filtering Your E-Mail on Athena](http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/imailfilters/imailfilters.html) <br />
95 A quick guide to filtering your e-mail on Athena's common email-clients.
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97 * [Getting Started with PGP on Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/pgp/pgp.html) <br />
98 A quick guide to using PGP security on Athena.
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100 * [DVI files? What are those? What's XDVI?](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/latex/xdvi/xdvi.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/xdvi.dvi)) <br />
101 XDVI is a program to view DVI files, a common output format from LaTeX.
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103 * [NetNews: A One-Page Guide to the Usenet](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/netnews/netnews-doc/netnews-doc.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/onepage-netnews.dvi)) <br />
104 A one-page reference to reading NetNews.
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106 * [Using Discuss](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/www/discuss/discuss.html) ([DVI](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/current/discuss.dvi)) <br />
107 A guide to using and enjoying the Discuss bulletin board system on Athena.
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