This is a much updated version of Mike Shanzer's fingerd-1.3. It is almost completely rewritten, well-debugged (i.e., more secure), and quite configurable. It supports ACLs, a message-of-the-day file, the ability to run programs for given user-IDs, and a full set of command-line options that make it mostly compatible with modern BSD versions. It is portable, uses GNU Autoconf and GNU Automake for builds, and it comes with a ready-to-use BSD makefile too.
NewSyslog is an updated version of a package put together by Theodore Tso of MIT Project Athena (which is included in NetBSD, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc.). It manages the rotation and archiving of log files (primarily those written to by syslogd). This version has a mix of features from all of the other versions, and it has been made more portable than any of the others with the help of GNU Autoconf.
Smail is a Mail Transport Agent. Its job is to accept mail messages from sources on the local machine, or from remote hosts, and deliver those messages to the appropriate destinations, be they to remote hosts or to files or programs on the local machine. Smail is designed to be mostly compatible with sendmail but uses a much simpler configuration scheme.
BSD Vacation v2 is a rewrite of the 'vacation' program that has come with Sendmail (and thus *BSD) since about 1983. This version has been almost completely rewritten in an attempt to get it closer to RFC-2822 compliance than any previous version. It properly responds to the correct recipients, as per the RFC, and it correctly handles multi-line headers. The command-line interface is compatible with previous versions, and most recent add-on features from the various *BSD projects have been implemented, such as support for preloading the recent recipients database.
Host is a complete and powerful command-line based DNS query and testing tool. It has many of the same basic features as other similar tools such as nslookup and dig, but it has more extensive testing and test automation features. Host also has a much more standard (i.e. Unix-based) command-line user interface.
don't be so self deprecating!
Maybe the about section shouldn't be so self deprecating.
There are many good reasons still to have a decent line editor available on all systems. Some of those could be described instead of worrying about the other tools that don't really compare.
Re: License of "Freeware" isn't very free
I also really dislike the idea of binary-only BLOBs being labeled as "freeware" on Freshmeat. It definitely goes against the spirit of anything I would expect to find labeled as "freeware". I expect freeware to have source available.
> Our goal is to provide an easy to use,
> secure and high performance web server
> product with the best value for all
> level of users instead of a so so open
> source project. Close source is easier
> for us to maintain the quality,
> performance and security.
That sounds like a pile of VERY poor excuses.
Closed source software is NOT actually easier to maintain, and in fact it's likely going to be of much lower quality and performance, and have less security too, than if you published your source code.
You simply cannot hope to attain the highest levels of quality, performance, and security without having far more eyes than just your own looking at your code.
Note that just because your code is open sourced doesn't mean you have to accept changes back or even allow for redistribution, and you can definitely restrict redistribution of modified copies (though that's beginning to go against the spirit of open source). I.e. you don't have to follow common open source development practices just because you publish your source code for everyone to examine, fix, change, and build for themselves.
I for one would never ever have looked at your product in the first place if I had known the source was unavailable.