k118 is a commandline utility for driving the MAX-186/74LS373-based eight channel analog sampler sold as Kit 118 by Kitsrus. It supports four digital outputs and logging of the analog and digital inputs to a file with variable rates. It may be useful for electronics enthusiasts contemplating their own user mode parallel port driving programs.
Netrek is a 16-player two-dimensional graphical real-time battle simulation with a Star Trek theme. A game is divided into two teams of 8 players (or fewer), who dogfight each other and attempt to conquer each other's planets. Netrek is the probably the first video game which can accurately be described as a "sport". It has more in common with basketball than with arcade games or Quake. Its vast and expanding array of tactics and strategies allows for many different play styles; the best players are the ones who think fastest, not necessarily the ones who twitch most effectively.
PPTP Client allows you to connect to a PPTP server from a Linux box. It sets up a PPTP call, after which the PPP daemon establishes a PPP link over that PPTP call. The client can access PPTP-based VPNs. Besides remote access to internal corporate networks, some CATV and ADSL ISPs are using PPTP to provide Internet access to their customers.
tcpxd is a TCP/IP relay or proxy, allowing a connection to a port on a system to be forwarded to another port on any other system. It is useful for firewalls and service relocations, and is small, simple, and fast. It's also easier to learn than netcat and supports TCP_NODELAY, alternate local ports, partial connection closures, and non-blocking connects.
Xtank is a fairly old but reliable graphical game requiring multiple players and optimised for a local area network of X displays. It features fast update rates, assorted mazes, various vehicles, simple graphics, drone tanks, and team play. Different game styles are possible; straight combat, territorial expansion, maze races with and without weapons, and ultimate frisbee. The "north" development branch is James Cameron's modifications to the 1.3f version for use on 800x600 displays in a network of Linux based second-hand gaming workstations in a rural village.
Re: Cannot run in Mandrake 9.0
> I cannot get this to function in Mandrake 9.0 either... at first I get the insecure dependency error, then all other attempts to use it result in timeouts. And yeah, I have the latest version :)
Please read the web site (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/) for the project, the documentation (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/documentation.phtml) section has a Diagnosis HOWTO (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-diagnosis.phtml) that describes solutions to most problems reported. Insecure dependency error (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/howto-diagnosis.phtml#insecure_dependency) is one such.
After that, use the project mailing list archives (http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_id=773) to check for others who have had the same problem, or post to the mailing list (http://pptpclient.sourceforge.net/contact.phtml) yourself. We don't monitor the freshmeat comments list as if it is a support forum.
Re: Works great
> log[decaps_gre:pptp_gre.c:215]: short read (4294967295): Protocol not available
Yes, on the same machine or on a slow client connected over a short fast link to a fast server, this will happen. It was caused by not binding the GRE socket before making the connection to the server.
It was fixed in CVS as of 2002-08-07.