Fallback-gw is a little script to be called via cron that checks availibility of neighbor routers using ping and activates backup routing on ping failure. It can be used as a stupid replacement for BGP/OSPF in a multihomed environment. It has been tested on FreeBSD and on Linux with iproute2.
Jmx4Perl provides an alternate way of accessing Java JEE Server management interfaces that are based on JMX (Java Management Extensions). It is an agent-based approach where a small Web application deployed on the application server provides HTTP/JSON-based access to JMX MBeans registered within the application server. It is set up from a handful of Perl modules, which can be integrated seamlessly in your own programs. It also includes a Nagios plugin, check_jmx4perl, a jmx4perl command line tool for remote JMX queries and operations, and a readline-based JMX shell j4psh, with context sensitive command completion and syntax highlighting.
Fing is a command line tool for network and service discovery. It provides you a complete view of any network in a very short time. Its smart discovery automatically detects the network type and uses the best technique to scan it. The best results are achieved on Ethernet networks (including Wireless ones), where Fing is able to detect all network hosts, firewalled ones included. The service discovery feature quickly detects active TCP services on a target host or network. Fing is based on Look@LAN.
The Ninja project is an attempt to develop an alternative Nagios GUI with the aim of being the most useful Open Source Web front end for Nagios. It improves searching and filtering and scalability. It supports templates and skins for customizing appearance, and supports several databases. You can use the components of Ninja in combination with the CGI scripts of the original Nagios Web GUI or as replacements for them.
The Merlin project was initially started to create an easy way to set up distributed Nagios installations, allowing Nagios processes to exchange information directly as an alternative to the standard method using NSCA. It has also been extended with fault tolerance, the ability to store status information in a database, and other features. This allows Merlin to function as a backend for applications such as the Ninja project.
SpamBlock counts attempts to establish a connection on port 25/tcp via tcpdump. When a host exceeds the allowed number of attempts per unit of time, it is added to a corresponding ipfw table and email notification is sent. Spamblock currently supports ipfw only, but it can be easily adapted for any firewall and OS. It can also be configured to watch multiple ports to prevent Telnet and SSH attacks in addition to SMTP.
Inject is program which can generate, inject and withdraw BGP routes, with a primary focus on network testing. It supports route and peer flapping, generation of random routes with (pseudo) random BGP attributes via a Cisco like CLI. Other features include a configuration file based on XML, test cases, help functions, and displaying of peer and route information.
as_dbserver_check checks database servers' states by trying to connect to them. If any server is down, alarm messages are emailed to your company Web administrator and to your ISP support team (if needed). When the server goes back online, you'll receive another email message about it. Multiple DB servers of multiple DB types are supported. If you have an SMS sending engine (callable from PHP), every DB server state notification can be duplicated to SMS.