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From: berto@gsbrgo.uchicago.edu
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 19:14:56 -0600 (CST)
To: lwn@lwn.net
Subject: PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.12.1 released

PIKT, Problem Informant/Killer Tool, v1.12.1 has been released.

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 is quickly gathering potential as a serious security management system.
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.

Version 1.12.1 introduces no new features but fixes many bugs, none of
them terribly serious but annoying enough if you encounter them.  See
the distribution NEWS and ChangeLog files for details.

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 at:


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