> CRON : DUSPMIT
Course 11 : Urban Studies & Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 9-266
Cambridge, MA 02139
In order for a number of CRON services properly to operate (not least printing!), you need change your User Name (aka 'Short Name' or 'Account Name') on your personal computer so that it matches your Kerberos ID. Note: in the instructions below 'Kerberos ID' refers to your MIT Kerberos username. For example, if your MIT email address were 'firstname.lastname@example.org', then your Kerberso ID would be 'jstalin'.
Please follow these instructions carefully!
procedure for changing your 'Account Name' is somewhat involved. Please
follow instructions below EXTREMELY CLOSELY. Should you find these instructions
unclear, drop by CRON and we'll take care of it for you.
Before proceeding, make sure you have a BACKUP OF ALL YOUR FILES, preferably using Time Machine (see Backup tab for details). Please follow these instructions CAREFULLY. YOU RISK FILE LOSS IF NOT.
If you are running Windows Home, these instructions will APPEAR to work but WILL NOT actually change your username. Please verify whether you have Windows Enterprise/Professional or Windows Home Basic/Home edition if you are not absolutely sure.
Try visiting any web page when on the MIT campus. Your browser will display a DHCP registration page.
Select 'MIT Secure' or 'MIT' wireless network. If connecting to 'MIT Secure', enter your Kerberos credentials when prompted. Never use 'MIT Guest', as you will not be able to print (among other things).
To access most computing resources at MIT, you need install Kerberos security on your laptop.
MIT manages 2 networked filesystems: AFS and DFS. Both of these are accessible from within and outside MIT.
There are 2 ways of accessing files on AFS: Secure FTP and an AFS client. Though cumbersome, secure FTP is the surest way of connecting. The AFS client provides seamless AFS integration with the Finder (Macintosh) and Explorer (Windows). AFS can be a bit touchy at times--particularly on Windows and when off campus. If installing AFS, be sure also to install an FTP client as backup!
Once you connect, Cyberduck will display the contents of your Athena home directory. Navigate to the directory containing the files you wish to access by clicking reveal arrow or double-clicking folder name. Select file or folder you wish edit and drag from Cyberduck window to your Desktop. Make edits to copy on Desktop. Once done, drag edited file from Desktop to Cyberduck window.
Your My Documents folder ('H:' drive) under WinAthena can be accessed from any public Windows or Macintosh computer. It can also be accessed from a Windows or Macintosh personal computer.
*Note: If you do not have this application, (re)run the Macintosh Laptop Maintenance script found here.