SystemImager automates the installation of Linux to masses of similar machines. Software distribution, configuration, and operating system updates are made easy, including updates from one Linux release to another. It can also be used for content distribution on Web servers. It is most useful in environments with large numbers of identical machines. Some typical environments include Internet server farms, high performance clusters, computer labs, and corporate desktop environments where all workstations have the same basic hardware configuration.
BIOS Writer allows you to copy the settings of your PC's BIOS to a small image file. You can then mess with the BIOS and later restore the previous working settings. One use would be to pull two settings files from a remote machine's BIOS -- one with network booting enabled, and one with hard disk booting enabled. You can then use BIOS Writer to tell the machine to boot off the network or its hard drive by restoring the appropriate settings file.
popwatcher is a daemon that maintains a list of hosts that are authorized to use your mailserver as an SMTP relay based on those hosts successfully authenticating to your POP mail server. The default configuration is designed to work with qpopper and exim, but can be used with other mailers and POP servers.
Flamethrower is a multicast file distribution system. It was originally created to add multicast install capabilities to SystemImager, but is designed as a stand-alone package. It works with entire directory heirarchies, rather than single files. It uses a server configuration file, which takes module entries similar to rsyncd.conf. It is an on-demand system; multicast of a module is initiated when a client connects, but it waits a predetermined period for other clients to connect before beginning.