SAOTrace is a suite of software designed to simulate the as-built performance of grazing-angle X-ray optics using the ray-tracing approach. It is derived from portions of the NASA OSAC (Optical Surface Analysis Code) software suite. It can model nested conical as well as flat optical designs, and includes the ability to model arbitrary support structures and baffles. It can model non-ideal multi-layer reflective coatings as well as scattering from the optical surfaces.
Shell Flags (shFlags) is a library written to greatly simplify the handling of command-line flags in Bourne based Unix shell scripts (such as those run with bash, dash, ksh, sh, and zsh). Most shell scripts use getopt for flag processing, but the different versions of getopt on various OSes make writing portable shell scripts difficult. shflags instead provides an API that doesn't change across shell and OS versions, so the script writer can be confident that the script will work.
The Teleport command is a replacement for the traditional cd command. More accurately, it's a wrapper around the cd command, with various improvements. It keeps a history of the directories you have visited. You can easily jump to any directory in your history. You can display your history. You can easily create aliases for directories to make it even easier to jump to them.
Appctl is a framework for virtually any server software. It provides a central script called "ctl" which allows you to start, stop, restart, maintain, or query the current status of an application. It is meant as a completely generic replacement for application-specific startup/stop scripts. The project also supplies generic monitoring scripts for clusters, which can dramatically decrease clustering costs.
lib_MTA is a BASH function library for dealing with email. It provides support for unencrypted and TLS-encrypted relaying of email with attachments, special mailing list filtering, and From address spoofing. The installation automatically sets up a mailing list filtering infrastructure that can be enabled with a few simple steps. Example scripts for relaying email and filtering mailing lists are included in the package with the library. Desktop users can employee a simple script to send email to remote addresses without the need for a local MTA, provided they have relay access via Gmail or their ISP.
rmp2dstream will convert an RPM package to a dstream format package under Solaris. It preserves the user, group, and permissions of the RPM files as well as pre and post install scripts. It is intended for using RPM to build a package but using Solaris' tools to manage the final product.
Seccheck is a feature rich, modular, host-level security checker for Solaris 10. Easily expandable with customised modules, Seccheck produces highly detailed reports based around known and published security best-practices and guidelines. It also produces recommendations on how to fix flagged security issues.
upnp2mrtg is a simple add-on for the MRTG (Multi Router Traffic Grapher). It can be used to monitor incoming and outgoing bytes of the external interface of the FritzBox DSL router. upnp2mrtg is a command line tool to gather statistics from an upnp enabled FritzBox DSL router. It is a lightweight shell-script for use with MRTG, so no underlying external software (with the exception of netcat) or libraries are required. Using bash-networking instead of netcat is also supported.