SNOW is a utility for concealing messages in ASCII text by appending whitespace to the end of lines. Because spaces and tabs are generally not visible in text viewers, messages concealed with whitespace are effectively hidden from casual observers. If SNOW's built-in encryption is used, the message cannot be read even if it is detected. SNOW exploits the Steganographic Nature Of Whitespace, similar to finding a polar bear in a snowstorm; hence the name.
Spinneret is a structured storage engine that can be thought of as an extended tuple storage system. It takes the best aspects of relational, object, and hierarchical databases and throws away the dead weight associated with those technologies. The benefit of Spinneret is that its data model is incredibly flexible, allowing it to expose its underlying data in any number of ways. It operates similar to an object database, but without hard ties to an originating language, and can also behave like a relational database without the burden of complex joins.
Surrogate is an HTTP proxy functioning in both forward and reverse proxy modes. It is written in Erlang OTP and uses stream filters for inspecting and modifying data as it passes through the proxy. Additional stream filters can be implemented by writing modules that implement the filter_stream behavior. Reverse proxy features include load balancing. Additional balancer methods can be specified by implementing modules with the gen_balancer behavior. Forward proxy features include gzip compression to end servers, CONNECT support, and an HTTP proxy with authentication that can use MySQL or Mnesia backends. There is also a SOCKS 4/5 proxy listener.
System Watchdog is a program that is designed to monitor a collection of Linux systems. It is configured to collect data on each monitored system at 5-minute intervals and build historical graphs using RRDTool. By default, it will gather statistics on CPU, memory, disk, and network usage. It also will attempt to monitor temperature and power settings. System Watchdog uses the paramiko module to ssh to all monitored systems. To access monitored systems, threads are implemented to access each remote host. After all threads have completed, watchdog will build a summary landing page to display the current status of each host, with links to a hardware inventory and resource graphs of each host.
The TIGL Geometry Library can be used for easy processing of geometric data stored inside CPACS data sets. TIGL offers query functions for the geometry structure. These functions can be used, for example, to detect how many segments are attached to a certain segment, which indices these segments have, or how many wings and fuselages the current airplane configuration contains. This functionality is necessary because TIGL targets not only the modeling of simple wings or fuselages but also the description of quite complicated structures with branches or flaps. The library uses the OpenCASCADE software to represent the airplane geometry by B-spline surfaces in order to compute surface points and also to export the geometry in the IGES/VTK format. The library provides external interfaces for C, C++, Python, Java, and FORTRAN.
The Marionette Collective (mcollective) is a framework to build server orchestration or parallel job execution systems. It uses modern technologies and concepts that make it ideal for large and cloud-based infrastructures. It's specifically geared towards systems administration tasks, but can be seen as a generic framework too.
The Middleman System (mdm) is a set of utilities that help you parallelize your shell scripts. Its design is based on ideas from superscalar computer processors: it fetches commands as your script is running, detects potential interference between commands on the fly, and issues commands for execution in parallel as appropriate.