Bastard is virtual server oriented patchset, containing essential elements for building virtual server container machines. It includes a CTX-VS patch, squashfs for creating a small template server, lufs and bme for easily creating overlayed filesystems on top of the template, and honeynet- inspired extensions to enhance monitoring of hosted servers. It also includes VPN extensions like OpenSWAN, MPPE, and CIPE to enable direct access to hosted virtual servers in situations where IPs are scarce.
Bastille Unix (formerly Bastille Linux) aims to be the most comprehensive, flexible, and educational Security Hardening Program for Red Hat (Fedora Core, Enterprise Linux, and original Red Hat), SuSE, Gentoo, Mandrake, and Debian Linux, as well as HP-UX and Mac OS X. Virtually every task it performs is optional, providing immense flexibility. It educates the installing admin regarding the topic at hand before asking any question. The interactive nature allows the program to be more thorough when securing, while the educational component produces an admin who is less likely to compromise the increased security.
Batch Sync Report (BSR) is a Perl script that creates reports based on log files from the Siebel HandHeld synchronization process. It creates reports in HTML that contain full information about extraction status, from one or more servers. For each server, the report contains detailed information about each attempted user database extraction, the time that the extraction began and finished, and the "Concurrent Sessions" parameter from the .ini file. It has been tested only against Siebel version 7.
The goal of the Benson Distributed Monitoring System project is to make a distributed monitoring system with the extensibility and flexibility of mod_perl. The end goal is for system administrators to be able to script up their own alerts and monitors into an extensible framework which hopefully lets them get sleep at night. The communication layer uses standard sockets, and the scripting language for the handlers is Perl. It includes command line utilities for sending, listing, and acknowledging traps, and starting up the benson system. There is also a Perl module interface to the benson network requests.
Big Brother is a combination of monitoring methods. Unlike SNMP where information is just collected and devices polled, Big Brother is designed in such a way that each local system broadcasts its own information to a central location. Simultaneously, Big Brother also polls all networked systems from a central location. This creates a highly efficient and redundant method for proactive network monitoring.