startvnc.pl is a script to start VNC on a system-determined port. Placed in /etc/skel/bin/ or the like, it allows each user to start VNC on his own port without having to guess or use trial-an-error on which port he should use. Based on his numerical ID (from /etc/password), this script autogenerates a static port number which should not change.
SHA_HTTP_Auth is a Perl module which allows secure HTTP Authentication using salted password hashes stored in MySQL or another database. Since (presumably) all Web traffic is wrapped in SSL and the passwords themselves are not plaintext, HTTP Basic Authentication is all that's needed to ensure secure Web logins to a protected site. Furthermore, since the user is authenticated by the Web server at layer 4, the need for session cookies is eliminated.
Canari is a rapid transform development framework for Maltego. The original focus of Canari was to provide a set of transforms which would aid in the execution of penetration tests and vulnerability assessments. Ever since its first prototype, it has become evident that the framework can be used for much more than that. Canari is perfect for anyone wishing to graphically represent their data in Maltego without the hassle of learning a whole bunch of unnecessary stuff. It has generated interest from digital forensics analysts to pen-testers, and even psychologists. Canari's core features include an easily extensible and configurable framework which promotes maximum reusability, a set of powerful and easy-to-use scripts for debugging, configuring, and installing transforms, and a great number of community-provided transforms.
Synth is a C++ template framework - a set of components that can be mixed and matched to build the right functionality; furthermore, components are loosely-coupled, designed to be both extensible and replaceable. Synth blurs the line between compile-time and runtime, and it does so by blending the static C++ type system, the dynamic values that need to be manipulated and formatted, including those from other languages, and the templates to do so. The name is an allusion to this synthesis process, which combines values to generate new ones (streams, files, strings, numbers, etc.)
Linux DVR is a live USB distribution with assembly Trunk motion controlled from a console dialog menu. It can be used for simultaneous viewing of online video from multiple cameras (including directly from an IP camera). It can work with cameras in FTP mode (bypassing the motion) and can send system status reports by email. It can perform local playback and save to a flash drive. It converts video (for example, to broadcast on the Internet) with ffserver.