School of Architecture and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 9-266
Cambridge, MA 02139
Faculty, staff and cluster desktop computers are configured for ready access to network shares and centralized maintenance. This is true for both Macintosh (MacAthena) and Windows (WinAthena) computers.
Macs, PCs and Athena workstations all authenticate against MIT's central KDC (Kerberos Key Distribution Center). It is for this reason you must enter your Kerberos ID and password to gain access to the computer. Once authenticated, ActiveDirectory (WinAthena) and ldap.mit.edu (MacAthena) authorize you to connect to MIT's network file services named AFS (Andrew File System) and DFS (Distributed File System).
If using WinAthena, your home is local to the computer you are logging in to. However ready access is provided to AFS and DFS allowing any files stored in these network shares to be accessible across computers and login sessions. Similarly with MacAthena; your home directory is locally stored but important default directories (Desktop, Documents) and any others chosen by you are mapped to your personal directory on AFS or DFS and remain available across login sessions.
More information on public computing is available by clicking on the menu topics above.
Public computing spaces have been designed for shared use; therefore, the security, maintenance, cleanliness, and appearance of the spaces are the responsibility of each user. All loose items will be discarded twice per day. Found valuables are made available though CRON 'Lost and Found' (visit 9-266).
No food or open drink containers allowed. All doors to remain closed after 6PM weekdays and all day weekends/holidays.
Equipment in the public access areas is available when the room is not scheduled for other uses. Room schedules are posted here (certificates required). Access is restricted. CRON (room 9-530) manage all card access.