Heartbeat is a full-function high-availability system for Linux and other POSIX-like OSes. It monitors services and restarts them on errors. When managing a cluster (more than 1 machine), it will also monitor the members of the cluster and begin recovery of lost services in less than a second. It runs over serial ports and UDP broadcast/multicast, as well as OpenAIS multicast. It is easily adapted to different interconnect media and protocols. When used in a cluster, it can operate using shared disks, data replication, or no data sharing. Versions starting with 2.0 are comparable to any commercial HA package, providing resource monitoring, larger clusters, and detailed dependency information.
ucspi-ipc implements D. J. Bernstein's UCSPI protocol in the Unix domain, making it trivial to set up clients or servers on Unix sockets. ucspi- ipc comes with utilities using credential passing on Unix sockets, which are designed to act like a fine-grained and efficient sudo without the need for setuid programs.
Virus Update Server (vsuserver) helps you maintain an updated mirror of the antivirus updates from the McAfee/Network Associates servers without having to download the entire list of updates every time a new antivirus update is available. It mirrors all the files needed for serveral OSes, and it also includes a FAQ on how to configure clients to update for their version of the product.
TVEz is a browser-based system to manage movies, shows, and clips stored on local or remote file systems. It is also a front end to the XINE video player that makes the control of the player possible from the Web browser. It retrieves information about movies, including an image of the cover, from IMDB, and stores that information in a MySQL database. The database entries are fully searchable by director, writers, actors, titles, etc. It includes a rating system for movies by which movies can be sorted such that your most favorite ones appear on top of the list. The Web-based configuration is generic enough so that any kind of show can easily be added to the shows listing. The playlist is fully manageable.
KBACKUP is intended for handling of backups no matter whether they reside on disk or tape or even in files. As most other backup programs available today are either confusing the user with lots of long command line options, or user friendly but not powerful at all, the aim behind writing KBACKUP was to provide a user friendly yet powerful backup program. It is also intended to be kept compatible to existing and well proven archive formats, so you can restore your archives even if you should not have KBACKUP around anymore.
openbechede is a fast and simple way to install OpenBSD packages and their dependencies. With openbechede you can keep your obsd packages updated. Also, you can install packages (and automatically, their dependencies), remove them, fetch new lists of packages, upgrade your system to the latest snapshot/to -stable, fetch the ports tree, install, and keep your ports up to date. openbechede logs its activity to a file you can specify.