Fing is a command line tool for network and service discovery. It provides you a complete view of any network in a very short time. Its smart discovery automatically detects the network type and uses the best technique to scan it. The best results are achieved on Ethernet networks (including Wireless ones), where Fing is able to detect all network hosts, firewalled ones included. The service discovery feature quickly detects active TCP services on a target host or network. Fing is based on Look@LAN.
lldpd is an implementation of IEEE 802.1ab that provides LLDP sending and reception, It supports VLANs and includes an SNMP subagent that can interface to an SNMP agent through the AgentX protocol. LLDP is an industry standard protocol designed to supplant proprietary Link-Layer protocols such as Extreme's EDP (Extreme Discovery Protocol) and CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol). The goal of LLDP is to provide an inter-vendor compatible mechanism to deliver Link-Layer notifications to adjacent network devices. The daemon is also able to deal with CDP, FDP, SONMP, and EDP protocols. It also handles the LLDP-MED extension.
FastFwD is a small daemon that allows users to set up port forwarding from a source IP address and port number to a target IP address and port number easily without the need to deal with complicated ipchains/iptables-rules. FastFwD offers a fault-proof possibility for port forwarding between two networks or IP addresses and additionally gives the possibility to password-protect this connection. FastFwD has been tested for Linux and QNX and should compile and work with all POSIX-based systems.
Arkeia Network Backup Enterprise Edition for Ubuntu LTS is a completely free version of the Arkeia Network Backup software specifically for Ubuntu servers. It is available in the Ubuntu LTS (Long-Term Support) software repository. It allows an administrator to backup and restore files via a Web UI. This edition has the option to backup up to 2 machines to a 250 GB VTL or tape drive. It allows you to backup Linux machines, Windows desktops, Mac desktops, FreeBSD servers, and more.
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.