GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel locally or using remote computers. A job is typically a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. If you use xargs today you will find GNU parallel very easy to use, as GNU parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU parallel as input for other programs.
Traffic Squeezer is a Linux kernel based WAN network traffic accelerator from Doublefish Solutions. It uses methods such as traffic compression, traffic PDU coalescing, protocol specific acceleration (such as TCP acceleration mechanisms), and quality of service. Traffic Squeezer also contains custom L7filters (application protocol filters), DPI (Deep Packet Engines) and so on to control and administrate your traffic. With Traffic Squeezer, you can optimize MPLS,ISDN, leased links, Satellite Networks, and Marine Internet, and even build your own custom WAN Appliance with Traffic Squeezer. A GUI is now supported via Doublefish Solution Aquarium. Aquarium is a Web-GUI that also supports Traffic Squeezer, Squid, and other open source solutions.
Bombardier is a software system that delivers visibility, control, and automation to data center environments. Bombardier provides a means for changes to be rolled out to a network of Linux and Windows servers in a highly controlled way, providing optimum security, logging, and centralized change control.
OpenAPC is an APC (Advanced Process Control) solution that is highly flexible and configurable and covers a wide range of automation, visualization, and process control tasks from home control up to industrial automation. Control applications created with the OpenAPC editor's visual interface can perform several tasks dependent on how the application is configured and used. The application is available for many different platforms, so OpenAPC projects can be switched over to a different platform easily.
downtimed is a program that monitors operating system downtime, uptime, shutdowns, and crashes and records such events. At OS startup it logs information about previous downtime. It then periodically updates a time stamp file on the disk, which is used to determine the approximate time when the system was last up and running. During a graceful system shutdown, it records a time stamp in another file. The downtimes(1) command line tool can be used to inspect records of past downtime.
Quest Identity Manager for Unix lets you remotely manage local users and groups on Unix, Linux, and Mac systems. It lets you find and manage existing local Unix users and groups throughout your environment through a single, centralized management console. You can create new local Unix users and groups throughout your environment from the same centralized management console. Local Unix user and group information can be securely managed over SSH. The management console can be run from Unix, Linux, Windows, or Mac platforms and any of the most common Web browsers. Quest Identity Manager for Unix can provide granular reports on Unix identity information, including local Unix users, local user conflicts, and all members of specific Unix groups. It can uncover rogue or unused local accounts.
Kloxo is a lightweight and powerful Web hosting panel that has been in development since 2002. It was formerly known as LxAdmin. It allows for adding customers, resellers, and wholesale resellers with few clicks. Clustering functions are also built in, so you can expand and add servers whenever you need. Migrating customers between servers is easy and automatic, making it the most extensible panel to date. The services installed by default are Apache, BIND, MySQL, Pure-ftpd, Qmail, and Bogofilter. You can also switch between Apache and Lighttpd, BIND and djbdns, Bogofilter and Spamassassin. All configuration files are converted automatically in the process.
The Taridium ipbx is a complete software-based VoIP PBX system that replaces a traditional proprietary hardware PBX. It runs on Linux without the need for extra software licenses, and is based on the SIP standard. It supports many phones and is available for free in a 5 user version.