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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
8 ## Recent Documentation
9 * [[Using Gutenbach|doc/using-gutenbach]] <br />
10 A guide on setting your computer up to use gutenbach to queue music to sipbmp3, the system SIPB uses to play music in the office.
11
12 * [[Using Zephyr|doc/zephyr]] <br />
13 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/).
14
15 * [[AFS and You|doc/afs-and-you]] <br />
16 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.
17
18 * [[Using Screen|doc/screen]] <br />
19 Handy for [[doc/Zephyr]] and anything else you do in an ssh session.
20
21 * XVM: [Using `remctl`](https://xvm.mit.edu/trac/wiki/Remctl), and
22  [Getting the serial console](https://xvm.mit.edu/trac/wiki/SerialConsole)
23
24 * [[Printing with CUPS on the Mac|doc/cups-on-mac]] <br />
25 How to set up printing on a Mac.
26
27 * [[Kerberized Server|doc/kerberized-server]] <br />
28 Explains keytabs and how to get one and how that lets you SSH somewhere with Kerberos.
29
30 * [[Root Instance|doc/root-instance]] <br />
31 Explains root and extra instances in Kerberos.
32
33 * [[Summer Reading|doc/summer-reading]] <br />
34 Documents and books that various SIPB members recommend reading.
35
36 * [[Using SZS (the SMS to Zephyr Relay)|doc/szs]] <br />
37 Send and receive text messages through Zephyr.
38
39 * [Learning Debian Packaging](http://debathena.mit.edu/packaging/)
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41 * [[doc/Enabling Client Certificate Auth in Chrome]] <br />
42 Recent versions of Google Chrome and Chromium should mostly work without surprises. This documentation is primarily for Linux users.
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44 * [[Using CPAN|doc/cpan]] CPAN is a source of many useful 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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46 * [[Configuring Client-Side Certificate Authentication on Apache|doc/apache-client-certs]] <br />
47 How to configure your own server to accept client-side certificates just like [scripts.mit.edu](http://scripts.mit.edu)
48
49 ## IAP Classes and Cluedumps
50
51 SIPB teaches [an array of classes](http://sipb.mit.edu/iap) each IAP and shorter [cluedumps](http://cluedumps.mit.edu/) in the fall.
52 Some of them leave notes useful as documentation.
53
54 * [Java Class Notes](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/iap/Archive/1999/java/outline.html) <br />
55 These are the electronic slides that were used in SIPB's popular Java class.
56
57 * [Understanding Git](http://web.mit.edu/cluedumps/slides/understanding-git-2008.pdf) <br />
58 These slides were developed for a SIPB cluedump on the Git version control system.
59
60
61 ## Documentation in progress
62
63 See the [[SIPB Documentation Project|doc/project]] page for more documentation ideas.
64
65 * [[doc/Debianization]] <br />
66 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).
67
68
69 ## The Inessential Guide Series
70 The SIPB Inessential Guide series contain useful information about a variety of computing topics. Explore!
71
72 * [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 />
73 A large guide on how to get the most out of your Athena account, from reading mail, to using AFS, to sending zephyrs.
74
75 * [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 />
76 A one-page reference to the most basic information about Athena, including logging in, reading email, and getting help.
77
78 * [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 />
79 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]].
80
81 * [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 />
82 A very helpful guide to LaTeX, a typesetting program commonly used for doing PSets, writing papers, theses, books, etc.
83
84 * [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 />
85 A guide to using MATLAB on Athena.
86
87 * [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 />
88 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
89
90 * [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 />
91 A guide to drawing and displaying XBM bitmaps and other graphics.
92
93 * Inessential Refrigerator Restocking (Internal DVI version - inquire at SIPB) <br />
94 A guide on how to restock a soda fridge. It isn't as hard as you make it look.
95
96
97 ## Other Documentation
98
99 * [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 />
100 A one-page list of guidelines on how to choose secure passwords, and why this is important.
101
102 * [Filtering Your E-Mail on Athena](http://www.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/imailfilters/imailfilters.html) <br />
103 A quick guide to filtering your e-mail on Athena's common email-clients.
104
105 * [Getting Started with PGP on Athena](http://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/project/doc/pgp/pgp.html) <br />
106 A quick guide to using PGP security on Athena.
107
108 * [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 />
109 XDVI is a program to view DVI files, a common output format from LaTeX.
110
111 * [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 />
112 A one-page reference to reading NetNews.
113
114 * [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 />
115 A guide to using and enjoying the Discuss bulletin board system on Athena.
116
117 * [[So you want to learn Git...|doc/&git ]]
118 Pointers to resources from which Git, the Version Control System many of us use.
119
120
121 ## Licensing
122
123 While we love free and open source software, there are [http://www.opensource.org/proliferation](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.
124
125 * [[Code Licensing Recommendation|doc/code-licensing]]
126
127 * [[Documentation Licensing Recommendation|doc/doc-licensing]]