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PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.5.0 released

Jun 27, 1999, 00:21 (0 Talkback[s])

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          PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, version 1.5.0

    HIGHLIGHTS: added a new piktc option, -x, for exec'ing PIKT scripts
    remotely; added another new piktc option, -f, for diff'ing the master
    configuration against client-side files (has important security uses);
    introduced a new flowcontrol keyword, 'leave'; increased system
    robustness and fixed several bugs; added more validation self-tests
    and config samples

    "This is by far one of the most interesting/powerful tools I have
    seen for Linux administration... an extremely interesting tool."
    --Kurt Seifried, Linux Administrators Security Guide

PIKT, an innovative new paradigm for administering heterogeneous networked
workstations, is a complete, multi-functional, and centrally managed scripting
environment that comprises: an embedded scripting language; a sophisticated
script preprocessor, scheduler, and installer; and other useful tools. More
than just a systems monitor, PIKT solves many of the problems inherent in
traditional and established approaches to monitor scripting, and addresses
several other aspects of systems administration besides. 

PIKT is distributed under the GNU General Public License.  Available now
for Solaris, SunOS, GNU/Linux, and FreeBSD.  For more info, and complete
source code, documentation, and data files (all 40,000+ lines of it), please
visit the PIKT Web site at:


Robert Osterlund, Unix Systems Manager      
Grad School of Business, U of Chicago                       phone: 773/702-8898
1101 E. 58th Street, #309, Chicago, IL 60637, USA             fax: 773/702-0233