OpenCT implements driver and middlerware for smart card readers. OpenCT drivers can be used via the ct-api interface, the ifdhandler interface, or its own interface/middleware. It implements drivers for several USB crypto tokens, USB smart card readers, serial smart card readers, and PCMCIA smart card readers.
The tcb suite implements the alternative password shadowing scheme on Openwall GNU/*/Linux (Owl) which allows many core system utilities (passwd(1) being the primary example) to operate with little privilege. It is being made available separately from Owl primarily for use by other distributions. This package contains three core components of the tcb suite: pam_tcb (a PAM module which supersedes pam_unix), libnss_tcb (the accompanying NSS module), and libtcb (a library for accessing tcb shadow files, used by the PAM and NSS modules as well as by user management tools on Owl).
The modular syslog allows for an easy implementation of input and output modules. The modules that mantain compatibility with its precursor are included in the standard distribution along with four modules: om_peo (an implementation of PEO-1 and L-PEO, two algorithmic protocols for integrity checking), om_mysql and om_pgsql (modules that sends output to a mysql and postgresql database, respectively) and om_regex (a module that allows output redirection using regular expressions).
Damascus is a GTK+ 2.x client for the Gale communication protocol. It is somewhat modelled after IM/ICQ-style interfaces. If you don't know what Gale is, this client probably won't be very useful; you need a valid Gale key to send anything, and Damascus can't generate them (yet). Gale is also scary and confusing.
trf is an extension library to the script language tcl, as created by John Ousterhout. It extends the language at the C-level with so-called "transformer"-procedures. With the help of some patches to the core the package is able to intercept all read/write operations on designated channels, thus giving it the ability to transform the buffer contents as desired. Existing transforms include Base64, UUencode, Hashes (SHA, MD5, ...), error correction codec, zlib-based compression, script level transforms.