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MAT is an easy-to-use network-enabled UNIX configuration and monitoring tool. It provides an integrated tool for many common system administration tasks, including backups, replication, and running commands on hundreds of machines at once. It includes a warning system for potential system problems, and graphing of many common system parameters. MAT provides many of the tools a system administrator needs during the day, including DNS, NIS, Backups, and Replication. One can run a MAT command on many hosts at once. A simple editor window is provided which can modify a set of machine's configurations in one session.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  28 Oct 2003 02:21

    Release Notes: Internal passwords now use MD5. Console updates are now 5 times faster. The cluster status code has been reworked, and numerous bugs have been fixed. The discovery of hosts which don't have DNS entries and some file manager bugs have been fixed.

    •  09 Jul 2003 08:11

      Release Notes: An easy to use File Manager was added for common file tasks, with the added benefit of making it possible to run tasks on any number of selected hosts. New host icons were added for Sun, HP, SGI, and PCs. DNS and Ping probes were added to allow remote probing of DNS servers and network devices, with visual and email notifications of problems.

      •  21 Jan 2003 03:33

        Release Notes: MATtool is now ported to Solaris/x86. Numerous problems with the command macros have been fixed. The installer now works correctly with xinetd.

        •  13 Jun 2002 02:17

          Release Notes: MATtool can now import local admin scripts into the command relay. It will handle distribution, execution, and result gathering of the imported scripts across hundreds of hosts. A new command relay UI provides a quick view of the status of the commands run across many hosts at once and lets you see immediately which commands did not finish on all selected hosts. Automatically re-issue commands on machines that were down when the first time a command was run on the selected hosts.

          •  25 Jan 2002 18:18

            Release Notes: This release adds the ability to see on the console when one or more hosts in a group is down, a fix for hosts failing unexpectedly when there are more than 160, a new administrative log of all the work done on a host, and resizable panes in the console.


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