SoL-diag is a diskless Linux distribution that was designed for the rescue and analysis of i686 computers. The 36MB image contains over 300 programs, including DVD and MP3 players and CD-RW buring tools. It is also useful for improving your Linux skills and benchmarking computers without having to install programs to the hard drive.
The Project Akita OS (Orange OS) was started with the intent to design a lightweight operating system. It contains a small kernel designed for those interested in the low-level, practical aspects of building an x86 system. The host development environment is designed to work around the Bochs x86 emulator, so that you can easily test changes to the kernel.
S-terminal lets you create a secure X terminal. Regular X terminals pass unencrypted data between you the remote machine. S-terminal creates an encrypted tunnel through which all X traffic passes. It replaces the remote xdm login screen with a local application that collects username and password, then sets up an ssh tunnel to the remote host and starts a session. It is highly configurable both in appearance and behavior, and deployed S-terminals can be remotely administered. Best of all, it can be added to a KNOPPIX CD to create an instant, bootable, secure X terminal CD.
openMosixLOAF (openMosix Linux-On-A-Floppy) is a single floppy openMosix Linux mini-distro designed for harddiskless systems or HPC clusters where only CPU and memory is needed. It has drivers for all PCI Ethernet NICs that the Linux kernel has support for (10/100/1000) and comes on only one bootable 1.6MB 3½" floppy diskette, ready to be a node in your HPC cluster.
The stmpclean utility removes old files (and old empty directories) from the specified directory. It is meant to be used to clean directories such as "/tmp" where old files tend to accumulate. stmpclean never removes files or directories owned by root, which is a feature, not a bug. Great care is taken while descending into the directory, and the operation is secure. Anything that's not a directory, regular file, or symbolic link is also left alone (because programs like screen(1) create sockets and FIFOs under /tmp and expect them to be long-lived). Unlike other programs that do the same task, stmpclean never forks and consumes limited amount of memory. If stmpclean determines a race condition it will log the situation and exit with a failure.
The Viper IDS is an IDS sensor that can be used stand-alone or as an add-on to the Wolverine Firewall and VPN server. It can log all alert information to a remote MySQL database that can be analyzed by applications such as ACID, or can be used with Wolverine to provide real-time responses to potential threats by dynamically adjusting perimeter firewall rule sets. It uses Snort for attack signature detection.
PlumpOS is a bootable openMosix node on a CD. Pop the CD into a 486+ computer and you have an instant openMosix node. It supports loading 3rd-party packages and adding custom kernels. It takes up very few resources. It was originally a clone of clump/os, but has evolved into something that doesn't resemble it much anymore.