C-Kermit is a combined serial and network communication software package offering a consistent, medium-independent, cross-platform approach to connection establishment, terminal sessions, file transfer, character-set translation, numeric and alphanumeric paging, and automation of communication tasks. Recent versions include FTP and HTTP clients as well as an SSH interface, all of which can be scripted and aware of character-sets. It supports built-in security methods, including Kerberos IV, Kerberos V, SSL/TLS, and SRP, FTP protocol features such as MLSD, and source-code parity with Kermit 95 2.1 for Windows and OS/2.
The Linux Serial Sniffer allows you to sniff serial data up to 460Kbs via a Comtrol RocketPort or to 115Kbs using the standard ttyS0 and ttyS1 ports. Sniffed output can be captured to disk or displayed directly on screen. A user filter is included to assist specific customisation. The Linux Serial Sniffer can selectively operate in either a "ghost mode" where there is no data flow time impediments, or via a "capture and forward mode", where the user can flexibily intercept and extend the data stream to suit from either direction.
The mgetty package contains an intelligent getty for allowing logins over a serial line (such as through a modem) and receiving incoming faxes. The companion program sendfax is used for sending faxes from the commandline or from other applications. The third main component is vgetty/vm which can be used with a voice-capable modem to implement an answering machine, a voice menu system, and similar things.
TrinityOS is a step-by-step, example-driven HOWTO on building a very functional Linux box with strong security in mind. TrinityOS is well known for its strong packet firewall ruleset, Chrooted and Split DNS (v9 and v8), secured Sendmail (8.x), Linux PPTP, Serial consoles and Reverse TELNET, DHCPd, SSHd, UPSes, system performance tuning, the automated TrinityOS-Security implementation scripts, and much more.
Playlist Warlock is a text-based frontend for mpg123 written in Perl. It is intended to provide users with the playlist browsing and song selection of a GUI MP3 player from any terminal. It provides a combination of Winamp/XMMS, vi/less, and Unix prompt-style commands for creating, editing, sorting, and navigating MP3 playlists. Using mpg123 as a backend, PLWarlock allows the user to easily browse playlists and play MP3s. It supports contiguous and random play, simple jump-to-song syntax, sorting by filename/path+filename, and all the other commands you've come to expect from a good MP3 player.