txtorcon is a Twisted-based asynchronous Tor control protocol implementation. Twisted is an event-driven networking engine written in Python, and Tor is an onion-routing network designed to improve people’s privacy and security on the Internet. It includes unit-tests with 96%+ coverage, multiple examples, and documentation. There are abstractions to track Tor configuration and state (circuits, streams), launch private instances, support Hidden Service, and more.
Gow (GNU On Windows) is a lightweight alternative to Cygwin. It uses a convenient Windows installer that installs about 130 extremely useful open source Unix applications compiled as native Win32 binaries. It is designed to be as small as possible, about 10 MB, as opposed to Cygwin which can run well over 100 MB depending upon options.
Signsrch is a tool that searches for signatures inside raw files and executables. It can recognize a large number of compression, multimedia, and encryption algorithms and many other things like known strings and portions of anti-debugging code. Definitions can be manually added, since they are based on an ease-to-modify text signature file that is read at runtime. It also supports the scanning of processes, conversion of executable memory offsets, 8, 16, 32 and 64 bits, float and double, plus automatic CRC table creation and C style strings.
The parallel project allows for simple parallel and distributed processing from shell scripts. In particular, the programs accept lines of shell code on the standard input and run these lines in parallel. The parallelism can be either on the local machine or on a cluster, if a small amount of time is taken to set up SSH. Additionally, the distributed version includes a degree of fault tolerance.
DCHK is a protocol to check the availability of Internet domain names. It is based on IRIS, the Internet Registry Information Service (see RFC 3981) and is defined in RFC 5144. It uses the lightweight UDP transfer protocol for the Internet registry information service, defined in RFC 4993. This software contains a client implementation of the IrisLWZ and DCHK protocols. It provides interfaces to the protocol in the form of a C/C++ library, a command line client, and a graphical user interface.