C-Kermit is a combined serial and network communication software package offering a consistent, medium-independent, cross-platform approach to connection establishment, terminal sessions, file transfer, character-set translation, numeric and alphanumeric paging, and automation of communication tasks. Recent versions include FTP and HTTP clients as well as an SSH interface, all of which can be scripted and aware of character-sets. It supports built-in security methods, including Kerberos IV, Kerberos V, SSL/TLS, and SRP, FTP protocol features such as MLSD, and source-code parity with Kermit 95 2.1 for Windows and OS/2.
Conserver provides remote access to serial port consoles and logs all data to a central host. Local and network serial connections are supported. Server console history can be replayed from the console app even if the server is down, and multiple users can connect to a single serial connection.
The Linux Serial Sniffer allows you to sniff serial data up to 460Kbs via a Comtrol RocketPort or to 115Kbs using the standard ttyS0 and ttyS1 ports. Sniffed output can be captured to disk or displayed directly on screen. A user filter is included to assist specific customisation. The Linux Serial Sniffer can selectively operate in either a "ghost mode" where there is no data flow time impediments, or via a "capture and forward mode", where the user can flexibily intercept and extend the data stream to suit from either direction.
The mgetty package contains an intelligent getty for allowing logins over a serial line (such as through a modem) and receiving incoming faxes. The companion program sendfax is used for sending faxes from the commandline or from other applications. The third main component is vgetty/vm which can be used with a voice-capable modem to implement an answering machine, a voice menu system, and similar things.