- NanoFab Visitors, Supplies, and Storage
- Information Technology in the NanoFab
FORM (pdf): CNST NanoFab Computer Security and Usage Policy
- Passwords and Security
- Getting data in and out of NanoFab
- Available Information Technology Resources and Support
- General Code of Conduct
Getting data in and out of NanoFab
All data generated on tool computers must be saved to the NanoFab File Server. External users can retrieve their data from the file server and copy to their USB thumb drive or provided CD/DVDs by using designated file retrieval computers. Internal users can also use the file retrieval computers but also have the ability to access their share folder on the file server from their office computers by mapping their personal directory on the NanoFab fileserver as a network drive.
Data needed for use on tool computers can be uploaded to the file server from the file retrieval computers.
NIST's Secure File Transfer Service allows users to access a webpage to upload and download files. The application requires logon and all users must have accounts to access the applications. NIST users automatically have access and will use their General Realm credentials to authenticate. Accounts will be created for external users, upon request. The service works by sending files or invitation to send via email to a NIST account. External users will send files to a designated NIST email account. This process loads files into the application. Once files are "sent" users can logon and retrieve files when at NIST on the NanoFab Domain or Visitor network or back at their home organization. Additional details can be obtained from the NanoFab User Office.
USB thumb drives are a common vehicle for spreading of viruses and other malware and their use is limited within the NanoFab Domain/network. This restriction provides a means for security for CNST systems and yours as users.
USB drive access is disabled on all tool computers and only enabled on file retrieval computers. At the file retrieval computers, users can upload and download files to/from the file server. USB thumb drives should be scanned with the installed antivirus software when first connect to the file retrieval computers.
To scan USB drives. Open My Computer after inserting drive. Right click on drive letter representing the USB drive and click on Scan for Viruses.
NanoFab file server
All users (both internal and external users) will have personal directories created on the file server to be used for saving their data. The directory is mapped for each user as their Z drive at logon. Each user is initially allocated 10GB of storage space. This can be increased or decreased based on user needs.
Print capability is available from computer on the NanoFab Domain/network. All tool computers are configured to connect to Xerox Phaser 8860 color printer. Only cleanroom paper is to be used in the printer. Contact NanoFab Staff members if the printer is low on supplies.
Printer access is not available on the visitor networks.