The AILG IT Committee collaborates with MIT’s IS&T (Information Systems and Technology) 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 the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recent graduates and current undergraduates are especially encouraged to attend. Please contact either of the committee co-chairs, Bob Xavier '87 at email@example.com, or Bob Ferrara '67 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join and/or attend.
The AILG IT Committee's annual report for the 2022-2023 academic year is HERE. Our meetings for the 2023-2024 academic year are planned for the following Wednesdays at 2PM via Zoom - September 13 and November 15 in 2023. And then February 14, April 17, and June 12 in 2024. See the end of this page for recent committee minutes.
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.
Effective July 1, 2023 all FSILGs with alumni-operated houses (most FSILGs!) signed up to a slightly updated version 6.0 of the Network Management Program Agreement specifying the division of responsibilities between IS&T and the FSILG. To help FSILGs estimate future network expenses, the AILG IT Committee created this Estimated Expenses Spreadsheet.
It is important that our members understand that their active cooperation is required a few times a year for IS&T visits to their residences. In the unlikely event that an FSILG cannot respond, the AILG Board approved this escalation procedure, along with this typical escalation notice letter. Our AILG Committee hopes never to send one of these; cooperation to date has in fact been excellent.
Also, FSILGs with alumni-operated houses 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 undergraduate house manager is the default.
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 AILG Information Technology Committee is described here.
AILG IT Committee Minutes
Here are the minutes of recent meetings: