Debathena is supported by IS&T, however we can only provide support for normal Athena functionality and a few customizations. For basic system administation questions, you may want to check the Official Ubuntu Documentation (for Ubuntu users) or the Official Debian Documentation.
Debathena is supported by Athena Consulting. You can reach us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling x3-4435. Athena Consulting is open on regular MIT business days, from 9am to 5pm. Our hours may vary at the end of the semester, or during IAP and Summer terms.
Most Athena functionality—such as lockers, third-party software, personal websites, and mailing lists—is supported by IS&T. Additionally, we also provide support for installing the Debathena software and Athena-related customizations to your workstation.
Since Debathena is installed on top of an existing Debian or Ubuntu installation, many components of your workstation are exactly the same as those found on regular Debian or Ubuntu systems. For many customizations or questions not related to Athena functionality, the best source of information will be the Official Ubuntu Documentation and the Ubuntu Community Documentation. Debian users should consult the Debian documentation. If you’re unable to find the answer to your question in any of those sources, feel free to ask us, but keep in mind that we may not be able to help.