alph implements and analyzes historical and traditional ciphers and codes, such as polyalphabetic, substitutional, and mixed employing human-reconstructable algorithms. It provides a pipe filter interface in order to encrypt and decrypt block text to achieve transparency. The program is meant to be used in conjunction with external programs that transfer data, resulting in transparent encryption or decryption of information. The program can thus be used as a mail filter, IRC filter, IM filter, and so on.
Turquoise SuperStat reads the contents of a Fidonet message area in one of its supported formats or Usenet news groups and creates toplists over massive quoters, senders, original content per message, Fidonet nets (Fidonet only), Internet topdomains, receivers (Fidonet only), subjects, and used software, as well as graphs over posting by weekday and time of day. It supports Squish, *.MSG, FDAPX/w, JAM, MyPoint, and tanstaafl's message area base format, as well as Usenet news groups over NNTP or in news spools. Command line and GUI versions are included.