The Paranoid modules provide a number of routines that are intended for use in strict and taint-safe scripts. The modules cover a variety of tasks from command-line argument parsing to process and network management. All of the modules use a debug trace framework for diagnostic output that is easily used and extended for application code as well.
Inspired by dd5sum, ddsum includes the following features: support for md5, sha1, sha224, sha256, sha384 and sha512 (plus any additional digests provided by OpenSSL); the ability to read source data and write it out while computing a message digest; the ability to compute multiple message digests with one pass of the source data; and the ability to verify that a message digest matches the data you have.
Guardian Grab eases the process of downloading the digital editions of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, which are available through Newspaper Direct. Guardian Grab interacts with the Newspaper Direct site to log-on, identify available sections, and download the newspaper in the PDF, mobi (Kindle), or ePub formats. Downloads are arranged by paper, date, and format under a specified directory. Guardian Grab also maintains a directory holding the latest copy of each paper for easy syncing.
Gfarm is a distributed filesystem, generally used for large scale cluster computing. It's implemented in userland, and can be mounted by FUSE. It utilizes locality of a file to access a data node, and supports Globus GSI for Wide Area Network. Users can explicitly control file replica location on Gfarm. Gfarm can be used as an alternative storage system to HDFS for Hadoop, Samba, MPI-IO, and GridFTP. Monitoring via ZABBIX and Ganglia is also supported.
Chaosmap is an information gathering tool and DNS, Whois, and Web server scanner. It can be used to look up DNS names with a dictionary with or without using a salt. Salting for DNS means it will append numbers from 1-9 to the name in the dictionary with or without a - and _ or a leading 0. Salting for Web stuff will try double slashes and some directory traversal tricks. It performs reverse DNS lookups of a whole IP range (with optional Whois lookup) and dictionary scans for hidden paths on one Web server or a range of IP addresses. Optionally you can encode a path with URL encoding use Google dict lookup mode to find the path on Google and only query the Webserver if there are no search results. It can also extract email addresses from domains using a Google search or perform a list of Google Hacking queries on your domain.
NETSHe is a feature-rich and general-purpose Web interface and initialization system for OpenWRT-based firmware. Its main features are network interface management (including point-to-point and wireless), VLANs and aliases, advanced routing (static, multipath, rule-based, RIP, OSPF, BGP), a zone-based firewall, bridges with brouter and filtering capability, interface bonding, quality of service, bandwidth management, traffic shaping, rate control, traffic prioritization, L7 based IP traffic filtering and marking, extended management of wireless interfaces, an access concentrator for variable VPNs (PPTP, L2TP, and OpenVPN), and much more.
libsysactivity is a lightweight library that retrieves statistics of the system's activity in a portable and thread safe way. In each OS that it supports, it offers the same API for retrieving the activity of Hard disks, CPUs memory, Processes, Network interfaces, Memory, and Swaps.
cpuid.c is a very simple C abstraction that provides an interface to common cpuid feature flags. It can be useful when implementing dynamic CPU feature dispatch that relies on optional processor feature extensions or basic processor-specific variables. This package is meant to be a very simple feature detection interface that you can easily integrate into your project. It is not meant to be complex and it is geared for projects implementing dynamic CPU feature dispatch.