alph implements and analyzes historical and traditional ciphers and codes, such as polyalphabetic, substitutional, and mixed employing human-reconstructable algorithms. It provides a pipe filter interface in order to encrypt and decrypt block text to achieve transparency. The program is meant to be used in conjunction with external programs that transfer data, resulting in transparent encryption or decryption of information. The program can thus be used as a mail filter, IRC filter, IM filter, and so on.
The GTK ACX Tool displays the status of the Texas Instruments (TI) ACX100 IEEE 802.11 driver. This tool could be used just with driver developed by wlan.kewl.org Project on FreeBSD 5.2 and later versions. It uses GTK+ and GtkDatabox (a GTK+ widget for fast data display). The ACX driver can be installed via the ports collection.
Apcon is a systemtray application for KDE that makes it very easy for users to specify and manage different network/connection profiles and connect/disconnect to/from them. A user can also get several details about a connection. An integrated wizard leads the user through this process. The idea of Apcon is based on IBM's Access Connections Tool for the Thinkpads.
Viperin-Z is a taskbar applet to manage virtual private network connections on the Sharp Zaurus family of handheld computers. As a front-end to vpnc, the free Cisco VPN concentrator client, this application can set up various VPN configurations, connect to a selected one, and monitor connection status.
The GNOME NetworkManager is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward. Whether wireless or wired, NetworkManager allows you to quickly move from one network to another: once a network has been configured and joined once, it can be detected and re-joined automatically at a later date. It was designed to auto-detect as much information as possible, seamlessly switches connections when necessary, and provides immediate feedback of the network state to users and applications.
Phuzby will let you search your organisation's LDAP directory (such as Active Diretory, Novell eDirectory, or OpenLDAP) for the contact details of colleagues, customers, or suppliers. Phuzby can display a photo for each person, and can even read the telephone number out loud to help you dial it correctly. In fact, if your phone system supports TDMF tones, you can hold your handset near you PC's speaker and phuzby will dial the number for you.
Nall is a small status icon application that discreetly fits into the system tray. Its purpose is to spawn a list of user scripts periodically and display one line of output per script in a tooltip window. Thus, it is possible to "monitor" any kind of event that can be detected with a script. Nall does not care about the return values of the scripts it runs, but only displays their output. It is also easy to interface nall with Nagios plugins.