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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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7 ## Recent Documentation
8
9 ### SIPB
10
11 * [[Using sipbmp3|doc/using-sipbmp3]] <br />
12 A guide to queue music to sipbmp3, the gutenbach system SIPB uses to play music in the office.
13
14 * [[SIPB Hands-on Assignments|doc/hands-on]] <br />
15 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!
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17 * [[Summer Reading|doc/summer-reading]] <br />
18 Documents and books that various SIPB members recommend reading.
19
20 * [[Moira|doc/moira]] <br />
21 Some tips for using Moira
22
23 ### Zephyr
24
25 * [[Using Zephyr|doc/zephyr]] <br />
26 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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28 * [[Using SZS (the SMS to Zephyr Relay)|doc/szs]] <br />
29 Send and receive text messages through Zephyr.
30
31 * [[Using Screen|doc/screen]] <br />
32 Handy for [[doc/Zephyr]] and anything else you do in an ssh session.
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34
35 ### Kerberos and AFS
36
37 * [[Kerberized Server|doc/kerberized-server]] <br />
38 Explains keytabs and how to get one and how that lets you SSH somewhere with Kerberos.
39
40 * [[Root Instance|doc/root-instance]] <br />
41 Explains root and extra instances in Kerberos.
42
43 * [[AFS and You|doc/afs-and-you]] <br />
44 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.
45
46 ### Client Certificates
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48 * [[doc/Enabling Client Certificate Auth in Chrome]] <br />
49 Recent versions of Google Chrome and Chromium should mostly work without surprises. This documentation is primarily for Linux users.
50
51 * [[Configuring Client-Side Certificate Authentication on Apache|doc/apache-client-certs]] <br />
52 How to configure your own server to accept client-side certificates just like [scripts.mit.edu](http://scripts.mit.edu)
53
54 ### Miscellaneous
55
56 * XVM: [Using `remctl`](https://xvm.mit.edu/trac/wiki/Remctl), and
57  [Getting the serial console](https://xvm.mit.edu/trac/wiki/SerialConsole)
58
59 * [[Printing with CUPS on the Mac|doc/cups-on-mac]] <br />
60 How to set up printing on a Mac.
61
62 * [Learning Debian Packaging](http://debathena.mit.edu/packaging/)
63
64 * [[Using CPAN|doc/cpan]] <br />
65 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.
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67 * [[Writing safe(r) shell scripts|doc/safe-shell]]
68
69 ## IAP Classes and Cluedumps
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71 SIPB teaches [an array of classes](http://sipb.mit.edu/iap) each IAP and shorter [cluedumps](http://cluedumps.mit.edu/) in the fall.
72 Some of them leave notes useful as documentation.
73
74 * [Understanding Git](http://web.mit.edu/cluedumps/slides/understanding-git-2008.pdf) <br />
75 These slides were developed for a SIPB cluedump on the Git version control system.
76
77
78 ## The Inessential Guide Series
79 The SIPB Inessential Guide series contain useful information about a variety of computing topics. Explore!
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81 * [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 />
82 A large guide on how to get the most out of your Athena account, from reading mail, to using AFS, to sending zephyrs.
83
84 * [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 />
85 A one-page reference to the most basic information about Athena, including logging in, reading email, and getting help.
86
87 * [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 />
88 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]].
89
90 * [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 />
91 A very helpful guide to LaTeX, a typesetting program commonly used for doing PSets, writing papers, theses, books, etc.
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93 * [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 />
94 A guide to using MATLAB on Athena.
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96 * [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 />
97 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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99 * [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 />
100 A guide to drawing and displaying XBM bitmaps and other graphics.
101
102 * Inessential Refrigerator Restocking (Internal DVI version - inquire at SIPB) <br />
103 A guide on how to restock a soda fridge. It isn't as hard as you make it look.
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105
106 ## Other Documentation
107
108 * [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 />
109 A one-page list of guidelines on how to choose secure passwords, and why this is important.
110
111 * [Who Fixes What at MIT](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/system/info/who_fixes_what) <br />
112 How and to whom to report all kinds of problems with computing infrastructure at MIT.
113
114 * [Filtering Your E-Mail on Athena](http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/imailfilters/imailfilters.html) <br />
115 A quick guide to filtering your e-mail on Athena's common email-clients.
116
117 * [Getting Started with PGP on Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/pgp/pgp.html) <br />
118 A quick guide to using PGP security on Athena.
119
120 * [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 />
121 XDVI is a program to view DVI files, a common output format from LaTeX.
122
123 * [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 />
124 A one-page reference to reading NetNews.
125
126 * [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 />
127 A guide to using and enjoying the Discuss bulletin board system on Athena.
128
129 * [[So you want to learn Git...|doc/&git ]] <br />
130 Pointers to resources from which Git, the Version Control System many of us use.
131
132
133 ## Licensing
134
135 While we love free and open source software, there are [too many licenses](http://www.opensource.org/proliferation) and the options can get a bit confusing. SIPB has some official recommendations for what to use and how to effect these licenses.
136
137 * [[Code Licensing Recommendation|doc/code-licensing]]
138
139 * [[Documentation Licensing Recommendation|doc/doc-licensing]]