The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize the time of a computer client or server to another server or reference time source, such as a radio or satellite receiver or modem. It provides client accuracies typically within a millisecond on LANs and up to a few tens of milliseconds on WANs relative to a primary server synchronized to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) via a Global Positioning Service (GPS) receiver, for example.
LaunchControl is a fully-featured launchd(8) frontend allowing you to manage and debug system and user services on your Mac. It provides everything you need to load, unload, start, create, edit, remove, or troubleshoot launch services. It supports all documented features of launchd, reports potential problems before a job is even started, and makes sure you always create valid configurations. It supports user LaunchAgents and Global and System LaunchAgents/Daemons. It shows all services and their status at a glance, and misconfigured services are highlighted. You can enable or disable services, and find them with a job filter. Not just a plist editor, it provides a dedicated interface for every configuration key with an adaptive interface that displays only information relevant for the selected job.
xllmnrd is an IPv6 LLMNR responder daemon (primarily for GNU/Linux operating systems). It allows Microsoft Windows clients to get the IPv6 address of a server on the same local network without any DNS configuration and effectively complements IPv4-only NetBIOS name resolution provided by Samba.
SwarmTv is a command line broad-catching program that downloads selected torrents/NZB's from an RSS or Twitter feed and puts them in a directory for your torrent program to download. The torrents to download are selected using filters that look at the name, size, and episode/season of the torrent. A mechanism is in place to prevent double downloads. Swarmtv can even send an email when a new episode is found.
Mole (Mobile Organic Localization Engine) provides room-level geoposition estimates using existing WiFi infrastructure. When you create an entry in the database by naming a room, your and other users' mobile devices will recognize when they are in that room. Other applications can poll or monitor the current room estimate and act accordingly, with context aware behavior. Because too much WiFi scanning drains batteries, it uses accelerometers and other tricks to keep scanning to a minimum while keeping update latency reasonable.
Graylog2 is an syslog implementation that stores logs in MongoDB. Messages are accepted via TCP or UDP. A Web interface allows you to view the log messages. It also implements GELF, the Graylog Extended Log Format, which is a simple JSON string that allows you to send long and structured syslog messages, which is very useful for customized application log monitoring.
skd is a small daemon which binds to a UDP, TCP, or Unix-domain socket, waits for connections and runs a specified program to handle them. It is ideal as a secure, efficient replacement for traditional inetd. It is also an easy-to-use tool for non-privileged users wanting to run their own network services. Datagram and stream sockets are available in both the Internet and Unix namespaces, each with the expected inetd behavior. In the Internet domain, IPv6 is supported in addition to IPv4. skd also supports connection limits, verbose logging of connections, dropping of privileges, forking into the background with a pidfile, and redirecting stderr to syslog or a file. Some of these facilities (such as forking into the background, privilege dropping, and logging) are also useful for standalone, non-network services and can be used without binding any socket.
Memventi is a Venti daemon. It speaks the same Venti protocol as the real Venti in Plan 9 from Bell Labs. It is a storage server that stores data blocks up to 56KB using its SHA-1 hash (called its score) to address it. It keeps a mapping of score to disk location in memory (in a memory-efficient manner). Blocks written cannot be removed, and blocks are only written once. Memventi writes new blocks to an append-only file, thereby making file corruption due to bugs practically impossible.