PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, 1.12.0 released

[ Thanks to Robert Osterlund for
this announcement: ]

PIKT, an innovative new paradigm for administering heterogeneous
networked workstations, is a cross-platform, multi-functional tool
for monitoring systems, reporting and fixing problems, and managing
system configurations. PIKT consists of 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.

Highlights of 1.12.0: Added secret key host authentication
(similar to what ssh and openssh use); added piktc-to-piktc_svc
data encryption for file and command output transfers; improved
diagnostic and security logging; allowed for empty host lists in
systems.cfg; relaxed systems.cfg syntax; fixed a potentially nasty
‘make install’ bug; introduced several new Pikt functions; changed
how piktc does file fetches, now permitting all OSes to enjoy the
benefits of ‘piktc -f’ file diffs; made numerous bug fixes and many
other code improvements.

PIKT is distributed under the GNU General Public License.
Available now for GNU/Linux, AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, IRIX, OpenBSD,
Solaris, and SunOS. For more info, and complete source code,
documentation, and data files, please visit the PIKT Web site


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