Suricata is an Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) engine developed by the Open Information Security Foundation and its supporting vendors. The engine is multi-threaded and has native IPv6 support, file extraction capabilities, and many more features. It's capable of loading existing Snort rules and signatures, and supports many frontends through Barnyard2.
pyoui is a console Python program that lets you know which vendor has made an Ethernet/Bluetooth device. OUI stands for Organizationally Unique Identifier. In every electronic device that has a MAC address, the first (most weighted) 24 bits are the OUI, and they identify the vendor of that device. When you are sniffing network traffic, you may be interested in which network cards are active, or even if a MAC address is faked. This program is intended to help you with such things.
UDP Test is a simple UDP server and client bundled into a single script. It is designed to be used as a network testing tool, and it detects packet loss and corruption. UDP is a lossy network transport in that UDP packets may be dropped if there is not enough capacity to send them. UDP is typically used in real-time scenarios such as voice and video chat. udptest.rb is designed to be as simple as possible. It bounces small packets from the client to the server and back again. If the packet checksum is incorrect at any point, the script exits with an error. This type of script is designed to detect faulty hardware and errors in configuration, as well as network performance.
Qosmos NI_DUMP (“Network Intelligence Dump”) is Linux-based tool inspired by the popular tcpdump, enabling you to read, print, or save packet data related to traffic traveling over your network. Qosmos NI_DUMP is a light and versatile packet capture tool that recognizes 120 of the most commonly used protocols and applications, including SMTP, HTTP, MySQL, and NFs. This represents a small but useful sample of the full Qosmos Protocol Portfolio, comprising over 300 protocols and 4000 metadata. Unlike conventional packet dump tools, Qosmos NI_Dump can identify protocols using non-standard TCP or UDP ports, and incorporates an easy-to-use advanced filter expression language that enables users to zoom in on data of most interest to them, such as FTP transfers matching a particular filename or HTTP requests containing a particular keyword.
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.
JavaCrontab is a local area network scanning tool. It scans for operating systems, MAC address, IP address, open ports, et cetera for all devices in your LAN and saves the data in a local MySQL database. It is meant to be automatically started by the crontab software every evening.