PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.9.0 released
Feb 28, 2000, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
HIGHLIGHTS: Ported to OpenBSD. Implemented macro
arguments. Added a new alert timing parameter, "drift", for random
scheduling around a central time (or times). Speeded up piktc
preprocessing. Made adjustments to accommodate "standard library"
config files written to support all operating systems. Fixed a bug
where, for some piktc operations, duplicate file names with
different file paths were not being handled properly. Fixed a bug
where, for FreeBSD, fork()'ed piktds would hang on _exit(). Fixed a
script parser bug. Made many other code improvements.
PIKT, an innovative new paradigm for administering heterogeneous
networked workstations, is a multi-functional tool for monitoring
systems, reporting and fixing problems, and managing system
configurations. PIKT is quickly gathering potential as a serious
security management system. PIKT comprises an embedded scripting
language with unique, labor-saving features; a sophisticated script
(and system config file) preprocessor, scheduler, and installer;
and other useful tools. PIKT is a category buster with many, many
different uses limited only by your ingenuity and imagination.
PIKT is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Available now for AIX, FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, HP-UX, IRIX, OpenBSD,
Solaris, and SunOS. For more info, and complete source code,
documentation, and data files, please visit the PIKT Web site
|Robert Osterlund, Unix Systems Manager
|Grad School of Business, U of Chicago
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