The Mandos system allows computers to have encrypted root file systems and at the same time be capable of remote or unattended reboots. The computers run a small client program in the initial RAM disk environment which will communicate with a server over a network. All network communication is encrypted using TLS. The clients are identified by the server using an OpenPGP key that is unique to each client. The server sends the clients an encrypted password. The encrypted password is decrypted by the clients using the same OpenPGP key, and the password is then used to unlock the root file system.
pyproctools is a set of various command line tools to get information from the /proc filesystem. It is based on the proctools utilities of Solaris. The commands include pwait, which waits for the specified processes to terminate; pstop, which stops each process (with SIGSTOP); pcont, which continues running a previously stopped process (with SIGCONT); pfd, which shows the open file descriptors for each pid; and pldd, which lists the dynamic libraries and other files mapped into each process.
KeyOS is an integrated IT management platform compliant with the principles behind ISO 20000. Easily expandable through a plugins system, it provides a wide set of management consoles and dashboards, and interoperability with other tools used by system administrators. It provides a Windows and Linux agent to provide inventory and monitoring of hardware assets, a Centreon-Nagios connector, monitoring for anti-virus and backup programs, remote assistance, a help-desk and ticketing system with request routing, escalation, and SLA management, VoIP integration, automated translation, time-sheets, and intervention reports, and more.
Cfengine is a tool for setting up and maintaining BSD and System-5-like operating system optionally attached to a TCP/IP network. You can think of cfengine as a very high level language, much higher level than Perl or shell: a single statement can result in many hundreds of operations being performed on multiple hosts. Cfengine is good at performing a lot of common system administration tasks, and allows you to build on its strengths with your own scripts.
DIASER is a cloud storage class combined geo-data replication, long-term archive system, and WAN vault application. Manage long term mixed data archives generated by existing backup software. Ensure availability using commodity hardware. Retain administrative and financial control. It combines a disk-based backup volume management system and triple redundancy with a storage architecture designed to structure months to years of long term sustainable archiving space. It is a quick and low-cost way to make an environment more robust by backing up data in multiple places. This replication also provides fast retrieval of archived data from all node hosting locations. A Perl installer creates the system. Nodes can be dedicated to storage or used for existing services over unused bandwidth. DIASER works in user space over SSH.