Information Technology Committee

The AILG IT Committee collaborates with MIT’s IS&T department on a variety of technical projects for the FSILG community, including the following:

  • Providing fiber optic Internet connections to FSILG houses.
  • Providing wireless networks within FSILG houses.
  • Coordinating infrastructure updates and support with MIT’s IS&T department.
  • Maintaining the platforms for the AILG web site (ailg.mit.edu)
  • Maintaining the Mailman platform for the AILG mailing lists.
  • Providing optional VOIP telephony to FSILG houses.

We always welcome new volunteers. If you are interested or have any questions, please email ailg-it@mit.edu. Recent graduates and current undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend. Please contact either of the committee co-chairs, Bob Xavier '87 (bobxavier@gmail.com), or Bob Ferrara '67 (bobferrara@alum.mit.edu) if you wish to join and/or attend.

Our Fall Semester meetings are all on Thursdays at 3PM in the FSILG Coooperative office at W20-020 on these dates - September 12, October 24, November 21, and December 19.

Minutes

Here are the minutes of recent meetings:

FSILG Network Information

If you have reached this page because you are seeking help with your FSILG network, please refer to the IS&T Knowledge Base.

Starting July 1, 2019 all houses are asked to sign a slightly updated version 4 of the Network Management Program Agreement specifying the division of responsibilities between MIT IS&T and the FSILG.

FSILGs are required to designate at least one current undergraduate member as their Network Contact. The Network Contact serves as liaison with MIT IS&T for troubleshooting network problems and provides access to network equipment when needed. As of March 2016, Network Contacts are designated using the FCI Contact List, which is accessed at fsilg.coop. If no one is designated as a Network Contact, the default person for this role is the undergraduate house manager.

In 2014, DSL and IS&T adopted a set of principles for providing network service to all residential buildings. In 2019, the principles were updated and can be found here.

The history of the Information Technology Committee is described here.