Libptytty is a small library that offers pseudo-TTY management in an OS-independent way. It was created out of frustration over the many differences of PTY/TTY handling in different operating systems for use inside "rxvt-unicode". It also offers session database support (utmp and optional wtmp/lastlog updates for login shells) and supports forking a proxy process after startup and dropping privileges in the calling process. It offers C++ and C-only APIs.
Mail2sh makes it possible to carry out shell commands by email. Email is sent to a particular user on your host and the commands will be carried out if the user and password given matches ones in /etc/passwd. Commands are executed with the user's privileges, and combined with a PGP module ensures a certain level of security for use. Note that the system is not natively encrypted, so use of an encryption mechanism is highly recommended for security reasons.
mcl is a MUD client running in a Virtual Console under Linux or using standard TTY routines under any other UNIX. Embedded Perl or Python offer very high tweakability. Other features include huge scrollback, a stable input line with the MUD prompt, Perl regexps for actions and substitutions.