The motive behind murder was to surface and extend the information that was once universally provided by finger(1) through a modern interface. Building on this, murder has a plug-in infrastructure to add additional features, allowing it to become a full-fledged social-information platform that utilizes standard and open technologies.
Beonex Communicator is Mozilla polished for end users. It contains Navigator, Mailnews, Composer, and ChatZilla. Navigator has support for key web standards and a convenient interface. For example, it eases searching the Internet, similar to Apple's Sherlock on Macintosh. The Bookmark Manager can deal with huge collections of bookmarks and allows you to overview and sort them while you are surfing. If you want, you can track the latest headlines or webcams using the Sidebar. The Mailnews client supports multiple IMAP, POP3 and/or news accounts for each user, so you can download and manage all your email from various accounts in one place and store them on your computer or the server. Beonex puts a strong emphasis on security, privacy, and netiquette, to protect the private or confidential information on your computer and to encourage fairness.
Arb-Scan is a remote banner scanner written in bash and Perl. It supports 12 different services banner checks (daytime, ftpd, sshd, smtpd, domain, finger, httpd, pop2, pop3, nntp, imapd and snpp). It features IP file reading, logging, random IP scanning, ftp anonymous login checking and VRFY/EXPN smtp checking.
This is a much updated version of Mike Shanzer's fingerd-1.3. It is almost completely rewritten, well-debugged (i.e., more secure), and quite configurable. It supports ACLs, a message-of-the-day file, the ability to run programs for given user-IDs, and a full set of command-line options that make it mostly compatible with modern BSD versions. It is portable, uses GNU Autoconf and GNU Automake for builds, and it comes with a ready-to-use BSD makefile too.