s6-networking is a collection of small Unix tools designed to help networking. It includes clock synchronization, Unix and TCP super-servers, Unix and TCP access control, and other miscellaneous utilities. It is particularly suited for management of clients and servers on embedded devices, but works just as well on larger systems.
Dandelion is a 3D graph rendering application which can be controlled across a network. Its main purpose is to allow clear network graphs to be rendered in a window, which can be controlled by a separate application or the user. The Dandelion visualization is actually controlled by issuing simple commands to it across the network (although this could all be happening on a single machine). The Dandelion source includes a set of very simple libraries which can be incorporated into other applications and which can be used to send these commands. Libraries are included for C, C#, Java, and Python. The project was developed at Liverpool John Moores University within the PROTECT Centre.
The NSCA-ng package provides a client-server pair which makes the Nagios command pipe accessible to remote systems, with per-client passwords and fine-grained authorization control. This allows for submission of passive check results, downtimes, and many other commands to Nagios (or compatible monitoring solutions). Check results of arbitrary size and multiline plugin output are supported.
trx is a toolset for broadcasting live audio from Linux. It sends and receives encoded audio over IP networks, via a soundcard or audio interface, and can be used for point-to-point audio links or multicast (e.g., private transmitter links or audio distribution). High-quality wideband audio (such as music) can be sent with low latency and fast recovery from dropouts.
Derrick is a simple tool for recording data streams of TCP and UDP traffic. It shares similarities with other network recorders, such as tcpflow and wireshark, though it is more advanced than the first and clearly inferior to the latter. It has been specifically designed to monitor application-layer communication. In contrast to other tools, the application data is logged in a line-based ASCII format. Common Unix tools, such as grep, sed, and awk, can be directly applied. Even replay of recorded communication is straightforward using netcat. Derrick supports on-the-fly compression and rotation of log files.
dabba is a set of distributed network monitoring tools for Linux. Its main use is to gather or scatter actions on a network such as traffic capture, replay, generation, or monitoring. It was inspired by the Dabba Walla system in Mumbai where meals are regrouped and dispatched throughout the city with a high efficiency rate, every day of the year. The project has three main components: libdabba, a low-level zero-copy network library, dabbad, a multi-threaded task manager and IPC query processor, and dabba, a CLI for communicating with dabbad and submitting tasks.