dteq is a query tool that passes results through a template. It is well-suited for auto-generating all kinds of things from a database like authentication tables, DNS zone files, or whatever you can come up with. It also does updating commands like INSERT and UPDATE and reports back the number of rows affected. This used to be named mysqlquery but it is now DB-independent, with cdb, MySQL, and PostgreSQL drivers available.
The netpipes package makes TCP/IP streams usable in shell scripts. It can also simplify client/server code by allowing the programmer to skip all the tedious programming bits related to sockets and concentrate on writing a filter/service. <P>Applications of these utilities can include file transfer, network backups, HTTP queries, remote procedure calls, and TCP daemon testing. <P>The SSL encryption filter available in the US/Canada version can be applied by shell scripts communicating with secure HTTPDs and can be used to make an SSL IMAPD out of a non-SSL one. (requires the SSLeay library).
Nets is a flexible and extensible network inventory and asset management system that works on all Unix and Windows platforms, and works with most SQL databases. Its complete GUI allows you to maintain details of your entire network, from network links down to interfaces and routers. It assists in provisioning, costing, reporting, and maintaining network details. It includes a network browser, an extension API, and plugins for IP address map visualisation, reports, schematics.
Nevermind Who a.k.a nwho is a GUI for the linux/unix utility rwho. Its interface based on GTK displays who is logged on to machine in your local network depending on how you configure rwho and rwhod. Its main feature is the ability to have a picture in XPM format for each login that is displayed when you click on the login. It is designed for sysadmins to visually verify at a glance that people logged in on machines are really who they pretend to be.