DHCP Lease Query in PHP is a PHP class that will allow you to send DHCPLEASEQUERY packets to inquire about known leases from a remote DHCP server. It is similar in nature to ISC's OMAPI but without the hangs it creates, nor does it cause dhcpd to behave in a single-threaded fashion while talking to it. After all, it emulates an actual DHCP "helper" (relay agent) and, as such, all queries travel over IP. It is based on RFCs related to DHCP and follows the RFCs as closely as possible.
Dandelion is a 3D graph rendering application which can be controlled across a network. Its main purpose is to allow clear network graphs to be rendered in a window, which can be controlled by a separate application or the user. The Dandelion visualization is actually controlled by issuing simple commands to it across the network (although this could all be happening on a single machine). The Dandelion source includes a set of very simple libraries which can be incorporated into other applications and which can be used to send these commands. Libraries are included for C, C#, Java, and Python. The project was developed at Liverpool John Moores University within the PROTECT Centre.
DIFFUSE enables FreeBSD's IPFW firewall subsystem to classify IP traffic based on statistical traffic properties. With DIFFUSE, IPFW computes statistics (such as packet lengths or inter-packet time intervals) for observed flows, and uses ML (machine learning) techniques to assign flows into classes. In addition to traditional packet inspection rules, IPFW rules may now also be expressed in terms of traffic statistics or classes identified by ML classification. This can be helpful when direct packet inspection is problematic (perhaps for administrative reasons, or because port numbers do not reliably identify classes of applications). DIFFUSE also enables one instance of IPFW to send flow information and classes to other IPFW instances, which then can act on such traffic (e.g. to prioritize, accept, or deny) according to its class. This allows for distributed architectures, where classification at one location in your network is used to control firewalling or rate-shaping actions at other locations.
Linfo displays system statistics such as disk space usage, network usage, hardware information, mounted file systems, hard drives, RAM, hostname, uptime, etc. The Linux version works by parsing the /proc and /sys filesystems and also by connecting to daemons such as hddtemp for determining physical health.
The p2pd package can be used to build scalable content distribution networks (CDNs) for interactive video-on-demand (VoD) streaming. It can be used as a server, a cache, and a client, and used to construct both traditional CDNs and P2P-based CDNs that make use of client resources to stream video files. The system is network aware, attempts to make efficient use of the available resources, and adapts to server failures.
sslsweep tests TCP services for the presence of SSL and reports things about the services found, such as the certificate's CN, the certificate's expiration timestamp, what kinds of ciphers the SSL service supports, and what versions of SSL the service supports. It can be used for security testing as well as ongoing monitoring of services. It can produce output in human readable text, HTML, and CSV. It can also run as a Nagios plugin. It can accept input on the command line or on standard input (one host:port pair per line). It can also accept Nmap scan output (in the greppable format) as input, and it will test all open TCP ports found by the Nmap scan.
Syncless is an experimental, lightweight, non-blocking (asynchronous) client and server socket network communication library implemented in Stackless Python 2.6. It contains an asynchronous DNS resolver (using dnspython) and an HTTP server capable of serving WSGI applications. It aims to be a coroutine-based alternative of event-driven networking engines (such as Twisted and FriendFeed's Tornado). It is already about that fast, but it has fewer features and is less stable now.