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New Rover 3.0 beta Released

Rover is a Perl program that that provides a means of executing commands on remote servers via SSH, Telnet, or Rsh.

This latest release provides a new OO method of calling Rover. Two interfaces are provided, rover and rovergtk, a command line and Gtk2 interface. Rover can execute complex commands compiled in rulesets, or quick one time commands, all in parallel using threads on top of Perl.

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2008-12-09

Quick Start Guide Available

For users getting started with Rover, please refer to the Quick Start Guide, which can be found here: http://rover.sourceforge.net/QuickStart/Rover-QuickStart.html

For further questions or issues, please use the forums section of the main SourceForce page.

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2006-08-24

Rover 2.02 Released

Rover 2.02 has been released. This version has all known bugfixes and minor UI improvements. Rover now uses System V IPC queues, please check your OS for compatibility. Rover is a Perl package that provides a means of executing commands on remote machines via SSH, Telnet, or Rsh. Connections are made and then managed using Expect for Perl. A distinct advantage of Rover is its ability to process many hosts in parallel. ... read more

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2006-08-23

Rover 2.01 released

Rover 2.01 has been released. This version has all known bugfixes, minor UI improvements, and much more documentation. Rover is a Perl package that provides a means of executing commands on remote machines via SSH, Telnet, or Rsh. Connections are made and then managed using Expect for Perl. A distinct advantage of Rover is its ability to process many hosts in parallel.

Please visit the forums section of the SourceForge page for help in installation and usage.

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2006-05-17

Rover 2.00 Released with Gtk Interface

Rover is a Perl package that provides a means of executing commands on remote machines via SSH, Telnet, or Rlogin. Connections are made and then managed using Austin Schutz's excellent Expect for Perl module. A distinct advantage of Rover is its ability to process many hosts in parallel.

Rover comes with two interface programs, rover and rovergtk. The first is a command line tool with a built in shell and batching capabilities, the other uses a Gtk interface to configure and use Rover.

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2006-03-24

Rover 1.0.1 Release

Rover version 1.0.1 has been released and is considered the final version of the 1.x series.

Look for Rover 2.00 in the coming weeks with many updates, a Gtk interface, command line shell, and an installer. E-mail babueter@users.sourceforge.net for more details.

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2006-03-17

Rover 1.0.0 Release

Rover is a suite of tools that utilizes the expect for Perl module, and after more then a year of development, this is the official v1.0.0 release. Many features and bug fixes have been added since rc1. If you use Expect for Perl, or think you might want to, this package has everything you need to get started.

Included with this release is updated documentation for each module in POD format. Online documentation can be found here: http://rover.sourceforge.net/documentation/index.html... read more

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2006-01-09

Binary versions of IO::Tty available

In preparation for a Rover v1.0 release (sometime this month), A binary version of IO::Tty is now available for download. This is a collection of binaries from various architectures, that can be included with Rover so that you wont have to download and install all of the Expect pre-requisites. For details, refer to the installation section of the documentation: http://rover.sourceforge.net

Other modules included are Expect, IO::Pty, and IO::Stty. Currently the following architectures are bundled: sun4-solaris-64int, i86pc-solaris-64int, i386-linux-thread-multi, ppc-aix, and PA-RISC2.0. For updates and additions, please contact project administrator babueter (Bryan).

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2005-12-21

Rover 1.0.0_rc1 Release

The developers of rover are happy to announce the much anticipated release (well, whithin a small circle at least) of rover 1.0.0_rc1. This is the almost complete version of rover and is anticipated to the be the last release before the official 1.0.0.

Highlights include, basic run commands functions, a builtin suite of user administration commands, and multiple protocol file transfer methods. All this while providing a multiplatform interface to remote unix administration.... read more

Posted by Bryan Bueter 2004-11-08