coNCePTuaL is a domain-specific programming language for rapidly generating programs that measure the performance and/or test the correctness of networks and network protocol layers. A few lines of coNCePTuaL code can produce programs that would take significantly more effort to write in a conventional programming language.
KildClient is a MUD client written with the GTK+ windowing toolkit. It supports many common features of other clients, such as triggers, gags, aliases, macros, timers, and much more. But its main feature is the built-in Perl interpreter. At any moment, the user can execute Perl statements and functions to do things much more powerful than simply sending text the the MUD. Perl statements can also be run, for example, as the action of a trigger, allowing you to do complex things.
lmadl automates the downloading of shows and the subsequent processing of the audio files from the live music archive at www.archive.org/audio. lmadl takes as its argument the URL of the Live Music Archive index page for a show, finds the available files, and asks the user which format to download or to quit. When lossless formats (shn or FLAC) are downloaded, it will run shn2make on the resulting files to facilitate creation of audio CDs, archive CDRs, or encoding to lossy formats. It supports interruption and restarting of downloads.
check_writable is a Nagios plugin that checks if one or more directories are writable by checking that the supplied directory is indeed a directory, checking if the the filesystem permissions are OK, creating a temporary file, writing random data to the temporary file, and reading it back. It returns a critical status if one of the tests fails.
A 'honeypot' is designed to detect server-side attacks. In contrast, a 'honeyclient' is designed to detect client-side attacks. Specifically, a honeyclient is a dedicated host that drives specially instrumented applications to access remote servers to see if those servers are behaving in a malicious manner (by compromising the client). Honeyclients can proactively detect exploits against client applications without known signatures. This framework uses a client-server model with SOAP messaging as the primary communication method, and uses the free version of VMware Server as a means of virtualizing the client environment.
htrosbif is a tool that actively probes an HTTP server. It prods the Web server in all sorts of old, new, basic, fancy, spec-compliant, and spec-breaking ways. It tries to characterize both the well-spoken educated responses and the seriously deviant babble it receives in return. Signatures contain no user data, only header names and HTTP-level quirks. As a useful side effect, this might detect reverse proxies, HTTP load balancers, intrusion prevention systems, and Web application firewalls.
Crules is a dynamic programming language that takes influences from Python, Perl, and Haskell. The main motivation for this language was the concept or design of a new paradigm or feature called "rules". A rule is a potential entry point which has dependencies rather than parameters. Any rule can be overridden to have different or no dependencies. Since the language itself can decide on the best course of actions for an operation, dependencies become preconditions for execution. It also features lazy evaluation, object orientation, variadic and anonymous-parameter functions, and reflection. These features help make the language truly dynamic.