Web-FTP is a Perl/CGI FTP client that can provide quick, easy, and (with an SSL-enhanced Web server) more secure access to your FTP server. Designed with file management in mind, it supports uploads, downloads, and all the usual tasks. No spool directories are used; file transfers are relayed directly from the server to the client and vice versa. Multiple file and recursive directory downloads are supported by generating a tar file on the fly. It can also serve as an FTP client, allowing FTP access to clients behind a firewall. You may view and edit files as well. There is internationalization support.
PSC (Perl Secure Conf) is a setuid wrapper and Perl module for securely passing configuration data to Perl scripts, especially DBI passwords etc. The wrapper opens a conf file, drops priviledge, and then execs the Perl script, leaving the filehandle available to the Perl script for reading (and writing, if allowed). Config::Secure is a module (available on CPAN as well) that initializes, and optionally parses the config file. Please note this is still vera alpha, yet seems to work smoothly.