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Apache::Config::Preproc

Version: 1.07  —  2021-02-12
* Change bugtracker address.

	  
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This Perl module reads and parses Apache configuration file, expanding constructs like Include, IncludeOptional, IfModule, IfDefine, Use, etc.

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Apache::Defaults

Version: 1.03  —  2021-02-12
	- Change bugtracker address.
	  
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Description:

This Perl module provides a mechanism for detecting version, default settings, and the preloaded modules of the Apache httpd server. It does so by locating the server binary, invoking it with appropriate options and analyzing the output it produces.

NetSNMP::Sendmail

Version: 0.97  —  2023-11-15
* Don't bail out if mailq or mailstats fails.
	  
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Description:

A perl plugin for NetSNMP that provides access to Sendmail statistics information obtained by mailq and mailstats.

acmeman

Version: 3.09  —  2023-01-22
	- New domain source: pound.
	  
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Description:

A tool for automatic creation and renewal of ACME (LetsEncrypt) SSL certificates. The list of domains to handle can be obtained from acmeman or apache configuration files, or from both. If the default acmeman configuration file doesn’t exist, the program scans apache configuration files for a list of domains.

anubis

Version: 4.3  —  2024-01-05
** Fix compilation with GDBM 1.18.1

** Support for Guile version 2.2.0 and later

Support for prior versions has been withdrawn.

** anubisusr requires GnuTLS

** New configuration statement: use-pam

Used in CONTROL section, this boolean statement enables or disables
the use of the Pluggable Authentication Module interface for
accounting and session management.

** New configuration statement: identd-keyfile

Sets the name of the file with shared keys used for decryting replies
from the auth service.  It is used in traditional mode if anubis
receives an encrypted response from the client's identd server
(e.g. if they are running pidentd with encryption).

** Bugfixes
	  
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Description:

An SMTP message submission daemon. It represents an intermediate layer between mail user agent (MUA) and mail transport agent (MTA), receiving messages from the MUA, applying to them a set of predefined changes and finally inserting modified messages into an MTA routing network. The set of changes applied to a message is configurable on a system-wide and per-user basis.

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beam

Version: 1.5.90  —  Git
* New configuration keyword <item>_alldb

This keyword is valid for backup items of mysql type.  If dumping all
databases is requested (i.e. the <item>_database variable is not
defined), it configures whether to dump each database into a separate
file (named after it), or to dump all databases to a singe file.

* Fix restoring from remote archives
	  
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Description:

A suite of backup programs written in a reasonably portable shell language with the purpose of making backup process as easy as possible. The name is an acronym for “Backup Easy And Manageable”.

certmon

Version: 1.0  —  2019-10-10
Initial release.
	  
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Description:

A tool for monitoring the expiration times of remote SSL certificates via HTTPS. Can be used either as a Nagios plugin or as a standalone tool.

cfpeek

Version: 1.2  —  2021-01-07
* New command line option --done (-d)

This option is a counterpart of --init and supplies a cleanup
expression, i.e. an expression that will be evaluated when the
main loop has iterated over all nodes in the tree.

* New parser: DHCPD

A parser for dhcpd.conf file.

* Drop support for Guile versions prior to 2.2.0

	  
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Description:

Parses a structured configuration file and retrieves values specified by keyword pathnames or globbing patterns.

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cpio

Version: 2.15  —  2024-01-14
* Fix operation of --no-absolute-filenames --make-directories
* Restore access and modification times of symlinks in copy-in
  and copy-pass modes.
	  
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Description:

GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe. GNU cpio supports a wide variety of archive formats.

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dico

Version: 2.11  —  2021-04-27
* Bugfixes in the gcide module

* Fix searches in the gcider utility

* Support for Python 2 has been withdrawn

	  
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Description:

GNU Dico provides a flexible modular implementation of dictionary server, a number of modules for it, and a console based dictionary lookup utility. A Web interface is also available.

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direvent

Version: 5.3  —  2021-12-30
* Introduce compound events

The "change" event is implemented on GNU/Linux and FreeBSD.  This
event is delivered when a file was modified and closed.

* New configuration statement for manipulating the environment.

The "environ" statement is now a compound statement. It can contain
five kinds of substatements: "clear" to clear the environment, "keep"
to retain certain variables while clearing the environment, "set" to
set a variable, "unset" to unset a variable or variables, and "eval"
to evaluate a variable reference for side effects.

Both "keep" and "unset" can take globbing pattern as their argument,
in which case they affect all variables matching that pattern. 

The value part in the "set" statement is subject to variable
expansion.

The "environ" block can appear in global context as well.  In this
case it applies to all watchers.

The support for the old one-line "environ" syntax is retained for
backward compatibility.

* Variable expansion in arguments to some configuration statements.

Both macro and environment variables are expanded in arguments to all
substatements of the new "environ" block statement and in the argument
to the "command" statement.  In the latter case, expansion of the
environment variables is controlled by the "shell" option.  If the
option is set, the variable will be expanded by the shell.  Otherwise,
they are expanded by direvent prior to invoking the command.

* Rewrite the recursive watching support

In particular, this fixes the bug where recursive watchers silently
assumed that the "create" generic event was configured for the
watcher.

* Change interface for bulk closing of file descriptors

To speed up launching of the user commands, system-dependent
interfaces for closing the file descriptors above the given one are
used, if available.
	  
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Description:

GNU Direvent monitors a set of directories on the file system and reacts when their content changes. When a change is detected, the program invokes an external command configured for that kind of change.

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dnstools

(Not released)
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Description:

A set of tools for DNS management.

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eclat

Version: 2.1.1  —  2023-10-26
* Fix compilation with gcc 12.2.0
	  
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Description:

Eclat stands for EC2 Command Line Administrator Tool. It allows you to manage Amazon EC2 services from the command line, fast and easy. Eclat does not require any resource-consuming libraries. It is written in plain C, depends only on libraries which are always installed on any decent system, and has a tiny memory footprint.

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fileserv

Version: 0.4  —  2019-07-25
* Bugfixes and organizational changes

	  
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Description:

Simple HTTP server for static files.

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genrc

Version: 1.3  —  2021-07-08
* Fix the --timeout option

	  
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Description:

Generic helper program for writing system initialization scripts. Depending on the operation mode, it starts, stops, reconfigures or displays the status of a specific program. Primary audience is Slackware system administrators. However, the tool is generic enough to be used on any other Linux (and not only) distribution. In the contrast to another similar programs (e.g. start-stop-daemon), it is designed so that the entire rc file can consist of only one line, invoking (or exec’ing) genrc with the right set of arguments.

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glacier

Version: 2.13  —  2021-03-22
* Use explicit DESTROY with AUTOLOADs

	  
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Description:

Command line tool for managing AWS Glacier

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grot

Version: 1.0  —  2009-05-16
Initial release.

	  
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Description:

Grot rotates MySQL binary log files on replication master server. It works by first determining what slaves are connected to the server. Then it connects to each slave and determines what master log file it currently uses. Finally, it removes those logs on master that are older than the oldest of logs used by slaves.

gsc

(Not released)
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Description:

This project is decommissioned. It’s repository is retained as a historic reference only.

hostproc

Version: 0.3  —  2022-10-28
Fix deadlock.
	  
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Description:

Hostproc provides detailed information about processes running on a host over SNMP. The information is grouped in a way similar to the ps(1) output. Additional aggregating features allow the administrator to provide summary statistics for processes matching some criteria and to exclude such processes from the detailed output. The latter feature can be used, in particular, to separate statistics for processes running on the host from those that are run within docker containers. The program is built as a sub-agent for Net-SNMP snmpd and is Linux-specific.

inetutils

Version: 1.9.3  —  May 12, 2015
* ftp

An old inability to allow other names than the canonical name has
been corrected.  This means that a machine entry in the .netrc file
will now be used as expected.  Previously any alias name was replaced
by the corresponding canonical name, before reading the .netrc file.

The internal command `hash' accepts a suffixed letter to the size
argument, like `12k', instead of 12288.  Made a minor change to the
syntax of the command itself, allowing size changes independently
of activation of hash markings.  After a transfer the summary gives
the speed as `Mbytes/s', `kbytes/s', or `bytes/s'.

The .netrc file can be overridden by the environment variable NETRC.
Of even higher precedence is the new option `-N/--netrc'.  The access
to the resulting file, whatever method, is now denied unless it is a
regular file.

* ifconfig

Better command line parsing on BSD and Solaris systems.  Touch only
changeable flags on all systems.

* logger

The ability to use numerical facilities is restored to full range.

* ping, ping6

The ability to specify a pattern as payload is corrected.

* syslogd

A new switch `-T/--local-time' makes the service ignore a time
stamp passed on by the remote host, recording instead the local
time at the moment the message was received.  As a short form of
`--pidfile', the switch `-P' is new.

In common with other syslogd implementations, rsyslogd and sysklogd,
there has for a long time existed an attack vector based on large
facility numbers, made public in CVE-2014-3684.  This is now mended
in our code base.

* telnetd

The ability to autologin a client, without using authentication,
is now functional in the expected manner, i.e., the prompt for a
user name is suppressed in favour of an immediate password prompt.

In a setting where the client is using a UTF-8 encoding, it was
common to observe strange characters in most responses.  This was
caused by the server daemon, due to incomplete purging of internal
protocol data.  The issue should now be resolved.

* whois

Improved cooperation with servers like `whois.arin.net', `whois.eu',
and `whois.ripe.net'.
	  
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Description:

Inetutils, or GNU Internet Utilities, are the basic internet utilities of the GNU Operating System.

ipacct

(Not released)
Category:
Description:

Decomissioned.

jumper

Version: 1.2  —  2018-10-26
* Implement heartbeat event

* Add auxiliary program: ifactive

* Fix file descriptor leak

	  
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Description:

Jumper monitors network interfaces for certain kinds of traffic and starts preconfigured external programs when such traffic is detected. It is designed mainly to bring up network links (such as VPN and the like) on demand.

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kbdlock

Version: 2.0  —  2012-06-30
* The program is installed in /usr/bin

Prior versions went to /usr/sbin, you will need to remove them
manually.

* Print /etc/issue before the prompt
* Sleep after incorrect password is input
* New options: -i (--issue), -s (--sleep), -c (--clear)
* Add a manpage
* Improve error checking and reporting
	  
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Description:

A simple console locker program for GNU/Linux systems.

mailfromd

Version: 9.0  —  2024-01-05
* Compatibility .mf suffix not supported any more

* Begin and end handlers must be defined using prog keyword

* Module and include search paths

Since version 8.15, if a module was not found in module search path,
the search was retried using include search path.  This is no longer
the case: the two paths serve different purposes and don't interact
in any way.  MFL modules are searched in module search path only.

* Use of Sendmail macros in run mode

Sendmail macros can be defined in run mode by placing assignments
macro=value before the script file name, e.g.:

  mailfromd --run i=123 client_addr=::1 test.mfl foo bar baz

This example defines Sendmail macro "i" to "123" and "client_addr" to
"::1".  The words "foo", "bar", and "baz" will be passed to the
main function as positional parameters.

* Full IPv6 support

This causes changes in the following MFL functions (see also "New functions",
below):

** dns_query

 number dns_query (number TYPE, string DOMAIN; number SORT, number RESOLVE)

The semantics and possible values of the RESOLVE argument have
changed.  It used to be a boolean value.  Now its allowed values (as
defined in status.mfl module) are:

     'RESOLVE_NONE'
          Don't resolve hostnames to IP addresses.  This is the default.

     'RESOLVE_DFL'
          Resolve hostnames to IP addresses according to the address
          family of the SMTP session.  That is, use 'A' records if the
          client connected using the INET family (i.e.  connected to the
          IPv4 address), and use 'AAAA' records if the client connected
          to the IPv6 address.

     'RESOLVE_IP4'
          Resolve hostnames to IPv4 addresses ('A' records).

     'RESOLVE_IP6'
          Resolve hostnames to IPv6 addresses ('AAAA' records).

Values of these constants has been selected so that any existing
code using 0/1 as the value of this argument will work without
changes.

** primitive_resolve and resolve functions

 string primitive_resolve (string HOST; string DOMAIN, number FAMILY)
 string resolve (string HOST; string DOMAIN, number FAMILY)

The use of DOMAIN argument is deprecated.

By default the function selects the type of RR set to search for
using the address family of the SMTP connection: A is used for INET
(IPv4 addresses) and AAAA is used for INET6 (IPv6 addresses).

New argument FAMILY can be used to request particular RR type.  Its
possible values are:

     'RESOLVE_DFL'
          Look for 'A' or 'AAAA', depending on the connection type.
          This is the default.

     'RESOLVE_IP4'
          Resolve to IPv4 addresses ('A' records).

     'RESOLVE_IP6'
          Resolve to IPv6 addresses ('AAAA' records).

* New functions

** string is_ipstr(string S)

Returns 1 if S is a string representation of an IP address (IPv4 or
IPv6).

** string is_ip4str(string S)

Returns 1 if S is a string representation of an IPv4 address.

** string is_ip6str(string S)

Returns 1 if S is a string representation of an IPv6 address.

** string reverse_ipstr(string IP)

Returns a reversed representation of the IP address, suitable for
use in DNS labels.

** string tr(string SUBJ, string SET1, string SET2)

Transliterates characters in SUBJ by replacing all occurrences of the
characters found in SET1 with the positionally corresponding characters
in SET2.  Character ranges ('a-z') are allowed in both sets.  A character
range in SET1 translates to a corresponding character from the range in
SET2, e.g. tr(x, 'a-z', 'A-Z') translates string x to uppercase.

Character classes ([a-z], [[:alpha:]], etc) are allowed in SET1 and
translate to the corresponding single character from SET2, e.g.
tr(x, '[[:digit:]]', '_') replaces all decimal digits in string x with
underscores.

** string dc(string SUBJ, string SET)

Deletes from SUBJ characters that appear in SET.  The syntax of SET is as
described for SET1 above.

** string sq(string SUBJ, string SET)

"Squeeze repeats".  Replaces each sequence of a repeated character
that is listed in SET, with a single occurrence of that character.

* Changes in match_cidr function.

The match_cidr function is re-implemented as a built-in.

The module match_cidr.mfl is deprecated.

* Deprecated MFL modules

The following MFL modules are deprecated.  They are retained for
backward compatibility.  Existing code using any of these will compile
and work as in previous releases, except that a warning will be
printed to draw your attention to the fact.  You are advised to remove
any uses of these modules, as they will be removed in future versions:

** match_cidr.mfl

This module is not needed any more.

** is_ip.mfl

This module defines function is_ip() which is superseded by is_ipstr()
built-in (see above).

** revip.mfl

This module defines function revip() which is superseded by
reverse_ipstr() built-in.
	  
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Description:

Mailfromd is a general-purpose mail filtering daemon for Sendmail, Postfix and MeTA1. It is able to filter both incoming and outgoing messages using criteria of arbitrary complexity, supplied by the administrator in the form of a script file. The daemon interfaces with the MTA using Milter or PMilter protocols.

mailutils

Version: 3.17  —  2024-01-06
* Use of TLS in pop3d and imap4d

If not explicitly specified, the TLS mode to use (ondemand, connect,
etc.) is derived from the configured port.  E.g., for imap4d, port 143
implies ondemand mode, and port 993 implies connection mode.

The global tls-mode setting is used only when the mode cannot be
detemined otherwise, i.e. neither per-server tls-mode is given nor
the port gives any clues as to the TLS mode to use.

* Bugfixes

** movemail: fix handling of -P option.
** pop3d, imap4d: fix global timeout and transcript configuration statements
** pop3d, imap4d: global tls-mode is used only when the mode to use cannot
   be determined otherwise.
** pop3d, imap4d: if not set explicitly, derive tls mode from the port used.
** Improve file safety checking routine.
** Fix compilation with new gcc versions.
	  
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Description:

GNU Mailutils is a swiss army knife of electronic mail handling. It contains a rich set of mail-related utilities and daemons, including pop3d, imap4d, sieve and several domain-specific mail delivery agents.

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mangemanche

(Not released)
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Description:

A modular remote management system for Ping903. Allows the user to inspect configuration of the running server, add or remove IP addresses, synchronize the monitored IP list with the Nagios configuration or an SQL database etc.

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micron

Version: 1.4  —  2024-01-06
* Micron is a part of GNU project

* Take into account DST changes when computing job startup time

* Minor fix in crontab parser
	  
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Description:

An enhanced implementation of UNIX cron daemon.

mysqlstat

Version: 1,1  —  2020-01-23
* Minor fixes in mysqlstat-setup
* Provide default values for NULL columns
	  
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Description:

NetSNMP module that provides access to process list statistics and replication status of the mysqld server.

nssync

Version: 1.1  —  2012-03-27
First actual release.

	  
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Description:

The nssync utility converts DNS records kept in SQL tables of arbitrary format to BIND zone files.

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pam-modules

Version: 2.5  —  2022-05-09
* pam_fshadow: skip-password option

Based on the proposal of Mirsad Goran Todorovac, the new option
skip-password instructs pam_fshadow to check whether the user
being authenticated is present in the passwd and/or shadow files,
without verifying his password.  This way pam_fshadow can be used as
an auxiliary module in the stack, actual authentication being
performed by one of the modules before it.
	  
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Description:

A collection of useful PAM modules plus a command line utility for checking PAM authentication and other management groups.

pies

Version: 1.8  —  2022-08-13
* New configuration keywords

** sigterm SIG

Available for use in "component" sections.  This statement defines
signal which pies should send to the running component instance in
order to terminate it.  Defaults to SIGTERM.

* Fix the component shutdown sequence

The shutdown sequence is determined taking into account dependencies
between components, so that all dependent components are stopped
before their prerequisite components.

* Fallback log file

Fallback log file is a place where pies writes out of band log messages,
i.e. messages about not being able to open syslog socket or send logs
to it.  Regular log messages are diverted to this file if syslog was
requested, but cannot be used because of a permanent error.

* Bugfixes

** Fix piesctl config reload

** Fix configuration preprocessing.

** Varios fixes in REST API server.
	  
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Description:

GNU pies (pronounced p-yes) is a program invocation and execution supervisor. This utility allows to execute usual foreground-mode applications in detached mode, as if they were daemons. It combines the fucntionality of init and inetd programs. It can be used to control complex multi-component software.

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ping903

Version: 1.0  —  2023-02-10
* Fix handing of the Connection: HTTP handler (both server and client)
	  
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Description:

Ping903 is designed to periodically monitor a very large number of remote hosts using ICMP ECHO packets. The package is built using the client-server architecture. The main component (ping903) is a daemon that sits in memory and wakes up periodically to send certain number of ICMP echo packets to a preconfigured number of hosts and to collect replies. The resulting round-trip statistics is made available via REST API.

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pound

Version: 4.11  —  2024-01-03
* Combining multi-value headers

HTTP protocol allows for certain headers to appear in the message
multiple times.  Namely, multiple headers with the same header name
are permitted if that header field is defined as a comma-separated
list.  The standard specifies that such fields can be combined in
a single "header: value" pair, by appending each subsequent field
value to the previous one, each separated by a comma.

Pound is able to perform such combining on incoming requests as well
as on responses.  To enable this feature, declare names of headers
that can be combined using the CombineHeader statement, e.g.:

    CombineHeaders
	"Accept"
	"Allow"
	"Forwarded"
    End

Pound distribution includes file "mvh.inc" which declares all
multiple-value headers in a form suitable for inclusion to the main
pound configuration file.  This file is installed in the package
data directory, which is normally /usr/local/share/pound or
/usr/share/pound, depending on the installation prefix used.

* SNI in HTTPS backends

New directive ServerName is provided for use in Backend section after
HTTPS statement.  This directive sets the host name to be used in server
name identification (SNI).  Its argument is a quoted string specifying
the host name.  This directive also rewrites the Host: header
accordingly.  Example usage:

    Backend
	HTTPS
	Address 192.0.2.1
	Port 443
	ServerName "www.example.org"
    End

* "Cert" statement in "ListenHTTPS" section

Argument to the "Cert" statement in "ListenHTTPS" section can be
the name of a directory containing certificate files.  All files from
that directory will be loaded.
	  
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Description:

Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web servers. It was developed to enable distributing load among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for those Web servers that do not offer it natively.

Pound was originally developed by Robert Segall at Apsis GmbH. I took over its development when Robert announced that he abandons it.

radius

Version: 1.6  —  2008-12-06
* Configuration file raddb/config

The syslog statement takes an optional 4th argument specifying syslog
tag to use, e.g.:

    channel default {
	    syslog local1.info radiusd;
    };

* New attributes

** GNU-Server-Address

Holds IP address of the RADIUS server that recieved the
request. Notice, that the value of this attribute is "0.0.0.0" if
there are no `listen' statement in your `raddb/config'.
    
** GNU-Server-Port

Holds UDP port number of the RADIUS server that recieved the request.

* Automake function AM_GNU_RADIUS is provided, for checking if
GNU Radius is installed from configure.ac scripts.

* Guile support requires Guile version 1.8 or later.

* Bugfixes
** Pass NAS-IP-Address to mlc_stop_query	
	
	  
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Description:

GNU Radius is an extensible and scalable authentication and accounting server.

rex

Version: 4.1  —  2022-03-17
* Hostgroup stack

Rex now maintains a stack of hostgroups.  Once you push a hostgroup
name on stack, that hostgroup will be used by any subsequent rex
command, unless it is given the -g option.  The new command "group"
(see below) provides ways to pop items off the stack, swap arbitrary
element with the top of stack, select new hostgroups on the fly, etc.

* New command: rex group

The "rex group" command has the following forms:

  rex group push GROUP
    Push GROUP on stack.

  rex group pop
    Pop the topmost group off the stack.

  rex group swap N
    Exchange top of the stack with the Nth element (0-based).

  rex group drop N
    Remove Nth element from the stack.

  rex group select COMMAND ARGS...
    Create on top of the stack a temporary group that contains
    those hosts from the current hostgroup where the supplied
    shell command returns success, i.e. exits with code 0.

  rex group show
    List the contents of the hostgroup stack.

* Add configuration function for overriding PTR records from rc files
	  
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Description:

Rex is a remote execution utility that runs a supplied command on a set of remote hosts. Arbitrary data can be supplied to the command in the form of local files, which will be transferred to each remote host prior to running the command and removed afterwards. Both parallel and sequential execution is supported.

Special mode exists to distribute a file or files to several hosts.

Rex is written in TCL and has extensive scripting facilities. It provides a convenient way to administrate multiple servers.

The program is designed to operate in a minimalistic environment. It is self-contained and does not need any external libraries.

rpipe

Version: 1.8  —  2021-05-17
* Syslog support

New option '-S FACILITY' switches diagnostic output to the given
syslog facility.

	  
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Description:

A simple tool for forwarding content of a local file to the stdin of a program running on a remote host via TCP. The tool was created when I needed to run GNU Mailman in a docker container without MTA in it. It implements a slightly modified version of TCPMUX protocol. The same binary (rpipe) serves both as a server (on the remote end) and as a client (on the local end).

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rush

Version: 2.3  —  2022-07-16
* Fix invalid memory addressing in remopt command

* Fix building with flex >= 2.6.1 (EOF check)
	  
Category:
Description:

GNU Rush is a Restricted User Shell. It is intended for use with ssh, rsh and similar remote access programs. Using a sophisticated configuration file, Rush gives you complete control over the command lines users can execute, system resources they can use, etc. In particular, it allows to run remote programs in a chrooted environment.

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slackbuilder

(Not released)
Category:
Description:

A builder for Slackware packages.

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slackupgrade

Version: 2.3  —  2022-04-30
* Support for Slackware 15.0
	  
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Description:

Upgrades the Slackware installation to a new release. Two upgrade types are supported. In normal upgrade only packages already installed on the system are upgraded. In full upgrade, all packages from the new release are installed. A combination of the two can be achieved by supplying a list of additional Slackware series when running the normal upgrade.

slb

Version: 1.1  —  2012-03-30
* Support SNMPv3
* Default SNMP version is 2c
* Use newer Grecs
* Drop unneeded dependencies
* Variable assignments in expressions
* Detection of SNMP counter overflows
* Comma operator
* Support for indexed MIBs

This feature allows you to use symbolic names instead of the fixed MIBs
for MIBs that are part of SNMP subtrees.  For example, to get number of
packets sent over eth0 into variable "out", you would do the following:

    table iftable IF-MIB::ifDescr;
    variable out "IF-MIB::ifOutUcastPkts.$iftable[eth1]";

The first statement converts the subtree into a "table" named "iftable".
The second statement references an entry in this table that has
the value "eth1".  For example, if the SNMP tree has the following MIB

    IF-MIB::ifDescr.10: eth0

then the expression "$iftable[eth]" yields "10"

* Assertion syntax changed.

The assertion statement takes a single argument, which must be a
string consisting of the following three parts:

   <oid: string> [!]<opcode>[/i] <value: string>

The <opcode> part can be either an arithmetical operator (=, <, <=, >,
>=), or any of the following string operators:

    eq          string equality
    ne          string inequality
    prefix      oid value must begin with <value>
    suffix      oid value must end with <value>
    glob        <value> is a glob(7) pattern that oid value must match
    
Each of these can be suffixed with "/i" to request case-insensitive comparison.

A "!" in front of opcode reverts its meaning.   

The <value> part must not include the type prefix.

	  
Category:
Description:

A simple load balancer. The utility monitors a set of remote servers, obtaining a set of numeric values via SNMP. These values are used to compute a single floating-point number, called a relative load for that server. The servers are then sorted in order of increasing loads and the resulting table is output (using a configurable format string) to a file or pipe.

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slogin

(Not released)
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Description:

A replacement for /bin/login, intended to be used in system start-up script wherever the root maintenance is needed. It does not update utmp/wtmp and hence is safe to be called when the partition containig these files is not mounted.

smap

Version: 2.1  —  2021-07-01
* Support for Guile 2.2

* Bugfixes

* Improved testsuite

	  
Category:
Description:

An extendable socket map server with a set of modules and framework for writing new socket maps and testing them.

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swu

Version: 1.0  —  2019-07-31
Initial release.

	  
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Description:

Displays the amount of swap space used by each running program. The utility is Linux-specific.

syslogrelay

Version: 2.3  —  2023-11-15
* Fix check for hostname presence in the message
	  
Category:
Description:

This program provides system log forwarding facility for confined environments, such as docker containers. It listens for incoming system log messages on the UNIX socket file /dev/log and forwards them to the specified remote server. Relayed messages are normalized to make sure they comply with the RFC 3164. In particular, hostname is added if necessary. This is important in docker environments, since otherwise the collector would insert the IP address of the container or gateway in place of the missing hostname, and neither IP is informative enough to identify the container where the message originated.

tagr

(Not released)
Category:
Description:

Decomissioned.

tallyman

Version: 1.4  —  2021-11-22
* tallyman: if passed empty service ID, don't attempt to contact the collector

	  
Category:
Description:

Monitors state of running docker containers via SNMP. The package provides two utilities:

  • tallyman

    A health state collector to be run inside the container.

  • stevedore

    A container state collector and SNMP agent daemon.

Each container is supposed to run the tallyman command as part of its HEALTHCHECK configuration. This tool takes as its argument the command line that does the actual checking, collects its return and sends it over to the stevedore daemon that acts as a collector and simultaneously as a SNMP subagent, delivering the collected information to the snmpd daemon.

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tar

Version: 1.35  —  2023-07-18
* Fail when building GNU tar, if the platform supports 64-bit time_t
  but the build uses only 32-bit time_t.

* Leave the devmajor and devminor fields empty (rather than zero) for
  non-special files, as this is more compatible with traditional tar.

* Bug fixes

** Fix interaction of --update with --wildcards.

** When extracting archives into an empty directory, do not create
   hard links to files outside that directory.

** Handle partial reads from regular files.

** Warn "file changed as we read it" less often.
   Formerly, tar warned if the file's size or ctime changed.
   However, this generated a false positive if tar read a file
   while another process hard-linked to it, changing its ctime.
   Now, tar warns if the file's size, mtime, user ID, group ID,
   or mode changes.  Although neither heuristic is perfect,
   the new one should work better in practice.

** Fix --ignore-failed-read to ignore file-changed read errors
   as far as exit status is concerned.  You can now suppress file-changed
   issues entirely with --ignore-failed-read --warning=no-file-changed.

** Fix --remove-files to not remove a file that changed while we read it.

** Fix --atime-preserve=replace to not fail if there was no need to replace,
   either because we did not read the file, or the atime did not change.

** Fix race when creating a parent directory while another process is
   also doing so.

** Fix handling of prefix keywords not followed by "." in pax headers.

** Fix handling of out-of-range sparse entries in pax headers.

** Fix handling of --transform='s/s/@/2'.

** Fix treatment of options ending in / in files-from list.

** Fix crash on 'tar --checkpoint-action exec=\"'.

** Fix low-memory crash when reading incremental dumps.

** Fix --exclude-vcs-ignores memory allocation misuse.
	  
Category:
Description:

GNU tar is an archiver program. It is used to create and manipulate files that are actually collections of many other files; the program provides users with an organized and systematic method of controlling a large amount of data.

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Version: 4.0  —  2019-02-14
Rewrite as a stand-alone snmpd agent.

	  
Category:
Description:

Dynamically loadable object module for net-snmp snmpd that provides access to Varnish Cache statistics.

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(Not released)
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Description:

A MIB for monitoring and remote management of Varnish Cache.

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vcsync

Version: 1.3  —  2021-02-18
* New configuration statement: sentinel

The "sentinel" statement declares the name of a file which, when
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directory is exempt from the normal synchronization process.  The
presense of the sentinel file is an indication that the destination
directory is updated by other means.

* Full documentation added

	  
Category:
Description:

Vcsync synchronizes files on the file system with the corresponding repository after each commit. It is normally configured as a hook, using the mechanism provided by the version control system of choice (loginfo in CVS, post-commit in SVN, or post-receive in GIT).

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Version: 2.0  —  2022-06-25
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Category:
Description:

This Varnish Cache module implements basic HTTP authentication against password files created with the Apache htpasswd utility.

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Version: 2.7  —  2022-08-21
* Support for Varnish 7.1
	  
Category:
Description:

This module provides API for writing binary log files from Varnish VCL scripts and the utilities for listing and searching in such files.

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vmod-dbrw

Version: 2.8  —  2022-08-21
* Support for Varnish 7.1
	  
Category:
Description:

A Varnish Cache module implementing database-driven rewrite rules. Intended for use with web sites that need an exceedingly big number of redirect and/or rewrite rules, Vmod-dbrw allows the administrator to keep all rules in an SQL database of arbitrary structure, thereby considerably speeding up their handling. Another advantage of this approach is that rewrite rules stored in a database are easier to maintain.

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vmod-remoteip

Version: 2.3  —  2022-08-21
* Support for Varnish 7.1
	  
Category:
Description:

This module is for Varnish Cache what mod_remoteip is for Apache. It determines the actual client IP address for the connection, using the useragent IP address list presented by a proxy or load balancer via the request headers and a preconfigred list of trusted IP addresses.

vmod-sql

Version: 1.5  —  2022-08-21
* Support for Varnish 7.1
* Drop support for Varnish versions prior to 6.0.0.
	  
Category:
Description:

This module provides SQL interface for Varnish Cache. Both MySQL and PostgreSQL are supported.

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Version: 2.6  —  2022-08-21
* Support for Varnish 7.1
	  
Category:
Description:

This module implements token bucket filtering for Varnish Cache.

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Version: 1.5  —  2022-08-21
* Support for Varnish 7.1
	  
Category:
Description:

Extended variable support for VCL

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wydawca

Version: 4.0.3  —  2021-01-06
Fix handling of archivation requests.

	  
Category:
Description:

An automatic release submission daemon. It implements the GNU automatic upload procedure, and supports upload directive files of version 1.2.

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wyslij-po

Version: 3.3  —  2021-02-12
* Fix parsing of po header fields

* Use the Language header instead of Language-Team.

Support for Language-Team and language tables is retained for
backward compatibility.

* Organizational change: repository moved to git

The repository along with links for cloning can be viewed online at
http://git.gnu.org.ua/cgit/wyslij-po.git.

See https://puszcza.gnu.org.ua/git/?group=wyslij-po for instructions.
	  
Category:
Description:

Wyslij-po runs basic checking on PO files given in the command line and submits them to the Translation Project robot.

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xenv

Version: 4.1  —  2023-02-23
* Diagnostic directives: $$warning and $$error

The $$warning directive emits warning message.  It does not alter exit
status in any way.

The $$error directive reports a fatal error and sets exit status to
65.

After both directives, processing is resumed at the next line.

* $$exit

New directive $$exit causes immediate termination of the program.
Decimal exit code may be supplied as argument.

* New directive: $$eval

The text between $$eval and $$end is expanded and the resulting
expansion is scanned again, producing the actual output.  This makes
it possible to create variable names on the fly and get their values.
Useful in loops, e.g.:

  $$loop I 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  $$  eval
  \$\$ ifset VAR_$I
  Expand \$VAR_$I;
  \$\$ endif
  $$ end
  $$end

* Bugfixes

** Fix closing the $$range loop.
	  
Category:
Description:

Xenv is a text preprocessor. It reads input from files (or the standard input, if none are supplied) and prints it on the standard output, replacing references to environment variables with their actual values. Variables are referenced using POSIX-compatible shell syntax: $NAME, ${NAME}, ${NAME:-word}, ${NAME+=word}, ${NAME:=word}, ${NAME:?word}. A special ternary construct is provided: ${NAME:|word1|word2}, which substitutes the expansion of word1 if NAME is set and the expansion of word2 otherwise. Preprocessor directives provide support for inclusion of external files, conditional text expansion (depending on the value of an environment variable or exit code of an external command), diversions, for and foreach loops etc.