PAR is a cross-platform packaging and deployment tool, dubbed as a cross between Java's JAR and Perl2EXE/PerlApp. It can turn your Perl programs into ready-to-run executables, build and use PAR files into @INC to avoid version conflicts, turn CPAN module distributions into PAR distributions, or install/uninstall/sign/verify PAR distributions.
rackview is a tool for visualizing the layout of rack- mounted equipment. It can load data either from database tables or a flat file. It can be used to assist in planning and tracking hardware changes to racks in a data center, and to provide a host-oriented interface into other database tools. The core of rackview is implemented as a Perl module, which can be integrated into a variety of different tools. Sample command line and CGI scripts are included, which should be sufficient for basic needs.
The CPAN shell (and module) automates or at least simplifies the building and installation of Perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP, LWP, and certain external download clients to fetch distributions from the Internet. Then it automatically tests and installs them and their dependencies.
EMS is an event manager for PIKT and other monitoring tools that allows you to send UDP events instead of mail messages from PIKT alarms (not alerts). Those events are sent as XML ciphered (you can use your favorite cipher) messages via UDP, from the client (epush) to the manager (eventd), consolidate events together (grouping events together or discarding them when necessary), and store events in a backend database. The database is your choice, although EMS has been developed with MySQL in mind. Hooks are in place to provide future advanced event correlation, "management" of events via a web interface, display alerts on user uploaded maps, and send data from your performance monitoring application to RRDTool via special 'data' events.
mimetypes is a utility that generates mime.types files for Apache. The standard file does not include many of the common Linux document MIME types (such as StarOffice, and KDE and GNOME apps). This script automates the extraction of MIME type information from the a combination of running KDE and GNOME applications and displays it in a manner appropriate for Apache.