HostsAllow is a client-server pair that allows users with dynamic IP addresses to register their current IP address to a server via a Web interface. The registration adds the IP address to the server's list of allowed hosts (i.e. the hosts.allow file), allowing the user to access the server through protocols such as SSH. A secure authentication method is used for the registration.
By using the nmblookup facility from Samba, and configuring hosts to use the WINS service, IP-ID lets you resolve named hosts within your local network. As an added feature, IP-ID can discover and add a hostname for an Xbox running XBMC, allowing simple and repeatable FTP transactions with the Xbox. By drawing on the functionality provided by the MiniUPnP project program, IP-ID can also configure UPnP port forwarding to machines to allow SSH access from the wider world.
Spring ME is a version of ME that not only runs on your cell phone, but also on any other Java platform not supporting reflection. It is to Java ME what Spring is to Java SE and Java EE, which is indicated by the name. However, the "ME" (Micro Edition) suffix not only refers to the platform it supports. It also refers to the size of the runtime, which is pretty minimal. In fact, it's pretty much non-existent, and therefore ideal for situations in which you cannot afford the sheer size of the traditional Spring runtime.
Secrond is a light-weight cron implementation that allows running of user-specified programs at periodic scheduled times, handling tasks in intervals of seconds rather than minutes, as well as hours and days. While it is possible to achieve similar behavior by using a traditional cron daemon and adding calls to sleep() to the programs executed, it is impractical.