The Download Slave is a very flexible script which is controlled via eMail and stores files requested for downloading on the server's harddisk or sends them via eMail to the user who asked for them. Users are identified by their eMail address and a personal password, so only authorized users can use the service.
The ECLiPt Mirroring Tool is a full featured FTP mirror script written in Python. It supports nice config files, many features for controlling the mirror (include, exclude of files, special watermarks for deleting files, download just the latest version of some program), as well as producing nice HTML output.
EFTP is a backwards-compatible server and client which implement an extension to the FTP protocol. The extension provides protocol-level support for directory recursion and compression over a persistent connection. As would be expected, for the extension to be used, the extended client must be connecting to an extended server.
The file check daemon monitors files according to rules defined in configuration files. When a file is considered stable (due to its age, presence of a flag file, etc.) then it gets copied to a new location. Rotating backups of the destination file can be made and owner, group and permissions can be specified for the destination. Some examples of where this utility has been found to be useful are: Moving files out of an incoming FTP directory in a timely manner. Moving files uploaded to a web server into directories with different user/group. This lets the administrator run the web server as a non-root user and accept uploads using web server based authentication and then move the files to a more secure area after the transfer. The details of how to determine whether a file is stable and what to do with it once it is are defined in a "Filespec" configuration file. There is a separate filespec for each file that will be monitored which means that each file can have unique behavior associated with it.
Frox is a transparent FTP proxy that runs under Linux and *BSD. It should also work on other UNIX OSes that use ipfilter. It supports caching of FTP downloads, either by redirecting through a Squid proxy, or through its own local cache. Downloads may also be transparently scanned for viruses (through an external scanner). Additionally there is an interface for writing scripts to add features or modify frox's behavior, and examples are included to limit download file size and to transparently direct connections to specific hosts to mirror servers. The proxy is written with security in mind, and in the default setup runs as a non-root user in a chroot jail.