diet libc contains the system call wrappers and the most commonly-used functions you expect from a libc. It can be used to create small, statically-linked binaries under x86, AMD64, SPARC, SPARC64, PPC, PPC64, ARM, MIPS, MIPS64, PA-RISC, S/390, S/390x (64-bit S/390), and Alpha-Linux.
divine will use ARP requests to look for hosts that are always up in the networks that you frequently use your laptop in and then set the IP configuration including /etc/resolv.conf and write proxy settings in /etc/proxy. A perl script to edit your netscape 4 preferences is included. You can also run a custom script for each network to edit /etc/printcap or /etc/issue or whatever you feel like. The ARP method is much quicker than the "ping" method that other solutions use.
minit is an attempt to cross-breed DJ Bernstein's daemontools and init, while adding dependencies, and maintaining minimal code base. It is possible to start and stop services on the fly. minit does not depend on a mounted /proc file system, and it does not write to any part of the file system, not even to start and stop services. It does not use System V IPC, either.
ncp can copy files between networked computers and accounts without hassles (nor features like compression and encryption), and you do not even have to name the target machine if it is in the same LAN. npush and npoll can copy files (and pipe data) between machines without having the specify or even know the machine name in advance.
You've GOT to be kidding?!
The whole point of the one time pad is that the
random data is _random_ and not generated by some software.
> Surely this is exactly the reason the
> TFTP protocol exists?
no. A boot or rescue floppy needs to be able to
retrieve tarballs from distant servers on the Internet, TFTP is for LAN use only, and frankly, it sucks. Try installing Debian via TFTP.