ADMLogger is a log analyzing engine. Using this core, users could easily build upon it with plugins. With very little Perl programming knowledge, it may become a powerful tool in a System Administrator's toolbox. ADMLogger creates email reports that can be formatted plain text or full HTML, which is up to the plugin designers to support. The main system has an HTML preference, so if your plugin ignores it, so be it. ADMLogger will also remove all filtered entries from the main syslog file into a second file so your other entries are more noticable.
AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is a file and directory integrity checker. It creates a database from the regular expression rules that it finds from the config file. Once this database is initialized it can be used to verify the integrity of the files. Several message digest algorithms are used. All of the usual file attributes can also be checked for inconsistencies.
Alarm Pinger (apinger) is a little tool which monitors various IP devices by simple ICMP echo requests. Unlike most Perl or shell script tools, it does not spawn processes or use much CPU time, and is ideal for when one wants continuous monitoring and fast response upon target failure. It is written in C and supports both IPv4 and IPv6.
Alert Manager allows you to monitor the output (exit status or text) of any system command and take action when a command fails or succeeds. It was created to handle all alert commands (emailing, paging, etc.) for a production environment in which it is not permissible to lose a single message. It has a very flexible configuration file that allows the creation of "alert chains", chains of alerts, each with its own alert command, fallback command, success command, and other options. It has a method for passing messages (alert text) from the commandline to the various alert commands defined in the configuration file.
Alerttail monitors a given file and executes a list of actions when a user-defined text pattern has been written to the file. For example, the user can pop up a GTK notification window when a certain message is written to a log file. Actions can be alerttail built in actions (GTK notify action, geoipLocalization action, or filtering text action) or a custom user defined shell command action. A Qt 4 GUI frontend helps with configuration.