Alt+Connect manages dialup connections, allowing a group of networked machines to share a single Internet connection through their server. Custom client software lets users to start or stop their internet connection, and the server (connectd) ensures that the connection remains up only while someone's using it. Features include support for multiple ISPs and links (modems or ISDN channels), connection control lists, ability to record the time a user spends online and charge him for it, and the ability to enable and disable IP forwarding as a machine starts or stops using the Internet.
bcnu is a Web-based system management tool which delivers information on the status of networked systems in a simple and easy-to-use manner. It uses a web browser to display information about hosts in a tabular form. Historical information can be held indefinitely, and there is a powerful query tool available to interrogate it. Client systems can run an agent which logs information back to a central system. An agent scheduler is integrated to allow agents to be run at different intervals. Standard agents include ftp, http, disk space, logfiles, processes, and more.
ds3, short for dialup service 3, is a modem sharing server for Linux/UNIX. It allows no direct access to the modem/ISDN-adapter. Instead it provides a text based interface which can be accessed via telnet or by a client. Currently a java client, a gtk based client and a small gnome applet are available. Features of ds3 include user authentification and scripts or programs may be lauched through events created by users or triggered by an interval.
GNet is a network library. It is object-oriented, written in C, and built upon GLib. It is intended to be easy to use and port. It supports abstract Internet addresses, TCP, UDP, IP Multicast, IPv6, asynchronous DNS lookups, SHA, MD5, Base64, URIs, and SOCKS. It comes with documentation and examples.
LANforge is a unified multi-protocol network traffic generation and WAN emulation application. It allows users to generate real world customer traffic in a controllable manner. The WAN emulator allows the injection of latency and other network oddities like dropped, duplicated, and re-ordered packets. LANforge includes a drag-and-drop virtual network builder that supports virtual routers, WAN links, traffic-generating nodes, and more. It provides a scriptable command line interface with Perl libraries as well as a graphical user interface.