Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. It provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Individuals can use it to keep remote Websites from tracking them and their family members. They can also use it to connect to resources such as news sites or instant messaging services that are blocked by their local Internet service providers (ISPs).
Dip handles the connections needed for dialup IP links, like SLIP or PPP. It can handle both incoming and outgoing connections, using password security for incoming connections. It has a command mode (an interactive program to set up an outgoing IP connection), dialout mode (interprets chat script to dial out and open an IP connection), and dialin mode (login shell for handling incoming IP connections, as in dialup SLIP and PPP connections).
Linux/IR is a project with the goal of implementing the IrDA protocol stack into the Linux kernel. IrDA is a standard for infrared communication between devices such as laptops, printers, PDAs, mobile phones, and LAN access points. LAN and printer support has been implemented, and the current release is quite stable. There are still a few problems. The IrDA layers that have been implemented are IrPHY, physical layer, stuffing and wrapping of frames, IrLAP, link layer, sliding windows and link access control, IrLMP, link management, multiplexing, IrIAS, information base, device discovery information, IrLPT, printer support, IrTTP, transport layer, flow control, IrLAN, LAN access, IrOBEX, and object exchange, so you can talk to your Palm III.
Elm Millennium Edition is a text-based mail client. There are two branches: Elm 2.4ME+, which is based on Elm 2.4, and Elm ME+ 2.5, which also incorporates some code from Elm 2.5. Elm Millennium Edition contains enhanced MIME and character set support. A subset of UTF-8 (Unicode) is handled. It can read mail from a local mbox and POP and IMAP folders and can pass mail to the PGP or GPG programs. It can also view digests as a mailbox and reassemble fragmented (message/partial) messages. It includes modules for TLS/SSL, iconv, and SMTP.
gPodder is a Podcast receiver/catcher written in Python and pyGTK. It manages podcast feeds for you, and automatically downloads all podcasts from as many feeds as you like. If you are interested in Podcast feeds, simply put the feed URLs into gPodder and it will download all episodes for you automatically. If there is a new episode, it will get it for you. It supports download resume, if the server supports it.
isdn4net is a collection of scripts and configuration files to help you run isdn4linux. It is designed for fast setup of a simple dialout to one ISP, but may also be used for management of complex setups. It is intended for Mandrake systems, but if there is interest, it could be adapted to others as well.