BGPHist is a tool that receives MP-BGP updates, decodes them, and writes them to a database for logging and monitoring purposes. It supports not only Internet routes, but also IPv4 VPN, IPV6 VPN, and L2VPN. It sounds text output, MySQL databases, and Oracle databases. For the MySQL backend, there is also a simple PHP frontend. It could be used to monitor and log an ISP's customer activity for Internet and VPNs, as a passive BGP looking glass, or as a backend for some external monitoring and accounting system.
Jhead is a command line driven utility for extracting digital camera settings from the Exif format files used by many digital cameras. It handles the various confusing ways these can be expressed, and displays them as F-stop, shutter speed, etc. It is also able to reduce the size of digital camera JPEGs without loss of information, by deleting integral thumbnails that digital cameras put into the Exif header. If you need to add Exif support to a program, this is a simple program to cut and paste from. Many projects, including PHP, have reused code from this utility.
U++ is a C++ cross-platform rapid application development suite focused on programmers' productivity without sacrificing runtime performance. Based on strictly deterministic design, it provides a viable alternative to garbage-collected platforms, even for business logic oriented problems.
Secure GnuPG Form is a Web form that sends encrypted email and attachments using GnuPG, without the sender needing to have GnuPG installed. Versions are available with Recaptcha.net support and two-factor authentication using a username and password and the free PhoneFactor.com service.
Steel Bank Common Lisp is a development environment for Common Lisp, with excellent support for the ANSI standard: garbage collection, lexical closures, powerful macros, strong dynamic typing, incremental compilation, and the famous Common Lisp Object System (multimethods and all). It also includes many extensions, such as native threads, socket support, a statistical profiler, programmable streams, and more. These are all available through an integrated, interactive native compiler which feels like an interpreter. SBCL is unique in being a multiplatform native compiler which bootstraps itself completely from source, using a C compiler and any other ANSI Common Lisp implementation.
SYINF shows in brief a system's CPU brand and model, RAM size, disk space, operating system, regional parameters, and current date and time. It can run in interactive (menu) or batch mode. There are two versions, in the C and C++ languages. They have been tested on 20 (15) compilers, 26 (25) operating systems, and 18 architectures. (Figures in parentheses are for the C++ version.) Both versions are conveyed in source code form only, each as a single ~35 KB source text file.
Fallback-gw is a little script to be called via cron that checks availibility of neighbor routers using ping and activates backup routing on ping failure. It can be used as a stupid replacement for BGP/OSPF in a multihomed environment. It has been tested on FreeBSD and on Linux with iproute2.
SpamBlock counts attempts to establish a connection on port 25/tcp via tcpdump. When a host exceeds the allowed number of attempts per unit of time, it is added to a corresponding ipfw table and email notification is sent. Spamblock currently supports ipfw only, but it can be easily adapted for any firewall and OS. It can also be configured to watch multiple ports to prevent Telnet and SSH attacks in addition to SMTP.