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/main/9mount/9mount

plan9 filesystem (v9fs) user mount utilities

9mount is a set of SUID mounting tools for use with v9fs to help cope with linux's poor mount support. . The tools offer a level of security - 9mount will only let you mount over non-sticky directories you have write access to, and 9umount will only let you unmount 9p partitions that you mounted yourself.


base files required for bootable media on Linux/Alpha

This package contains the files to create bootable media for Linux/Alpha. No binaries are included to enable any architecture to use these files. . Also a current version of the SRM-FAQ is included.


utility to create bootable ISO-Images for Linux/Alpha

If you want to create bootable CD-ROMs or floppies for the Linux/Alpha platform, you need this utility. It is not needed for normal system installation or operation.


Tool to read/write/update android boot images

Android devices use a special partition format to boot any operating system on the devices. These boot-images contain a kernel image, a ramdisk, optionally a 2nd stage boot loader and the commandline passed to the kernel when booting. The original mkbootimg from Android can only create these images where abootimg can also extract and modify them. Handling android boot images is necessary when bringing other operating systems to android devices.


query and manipulate user account information

The AccountService project provides a set of D-Bus interfaces for querying and manipulating user account information and an implementation of these interfaces, based on the useradd, usermod and userdel commands.

/main/acct/acct

GNU Accounting utilities for process and login accounting

GNU Accounting Utilities is a set of utilities which reports and summarizes data about user connect times and process execution statistics. . "Login accounting" provides summaries of system resource usage based on connect time, and "process accounting" provides summaries based on the commands executed on the system. . The 'last' command is provided by the util-linux package and not included here.


partition editor for Acorn/RISC OS machines

Acorn-fdisk allows you to edit disk partitions on Acorn machines. It understands a variety of the partition tables formats used under RISC OS, including Filecore, ICS-IDE, EESOX and Powertec.


initramfs-tools hook to override ACPI tables

Linux supports overriding ACPI tables by adding them in the very beginning of initrd. . This package works as an initramfs-tools hook to add ACPI tables found at /var/lib/acpi-override/.


tool to generate fake key events

This package contains a small tool that can be used to generate key events as if the corresponding key was pressed. It is used by scripts processing ACPI events to translate these events to key presses but can also be used separately.


scripts for handling many ACPI events

This package contains scripts to react to various ACPI events. It only includes scripts for events that can be supported with some level of safety cross platform. . It is able to: * Detect loss and gain of AC power, lid closure, and the press of a number of specific buttons (on Asus, IBM, Lenovo, Panasonic, Sony and Toshiba laptops). * Suspend, hibernate and resume the computer, with workarounds for hardware that needs it. * On some laptops, set screen brightness. . Besides some system tools acpi-support recommends vbetool to be able to power off the screen and some screensavers to be able to lock the screen on lid close.


scripts for handling base ACPI events such as the power button

This package contains scripts to react to various base ACPI events such as the power button. For more extensive ACPI support, including support for suspend-to-RAM and for various laptop features, install the package "acpi-support".

/main/acpid/acpid

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon

Modern computers support the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) to allow intelligent power management on your system and to query battery and configuration status. . ACPID is a completely flexible, totally extensible daemon for delivering ACPI events. It listens on netlink interface (or on the deprecated file /proc/acpi/event), and when an event occurs, executes programs to handle the event. The programs it executes are configured through a set of configuration files, which can be dropped into place by packages or by the admin.

/main/adcli/adcli

Tool for performing actions on an Active Directory domain

This tool allows the administrator to join the local machine to an Active Directory (AD) domain. It's taking care of creating the computer account on the domain and adjusting the kerberos (keytab) configuration. . It also allows the domain administrator to manage the users or the groups and the computer accounts in Active Directory (AD) domains.


add and remove users and groups

This package includes the 'adduser' and 'deluser' commands for creating and removing users. . - 'adduser' creates new users and groups and adds existing users to existing groups; - 'deluser' removes users and groups and removes users from a given group. . Adding users with 'adduser' is much easier than adding them manually. Adduser will choose appropriate UID and GID values, create a home directory, copy skeletal user configuration, and automate setting initial values for the user's password, real name and so on. . Deluser can back up and remove users' home directories and mail spool or all the files they own on the system. . A custom script can be executed after each of the commands.


kernel time variables configuration utility

This package provides a utility to manipulate the kernel time variables. For a machine connected to the Internet, or equipped with a precision oscillator or radio clock, the best way to keep the system clock accurate is using NTP (Network Time Protocol). However, for a standalone or intermittently connected machine, you may use adjtimex instead to at least correct for systematic drift. It can optionally adjust the system clock using the CMOS clock as a reference, and can log times for long-term estimation of drift rates.


Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - Common files

AIDE is an intrusion detection system that detects changes to files on the local system. It creates a database from the regular expression rules that it finds from the config file. Once this database is initialized it can be used to verify the integrity of the files. It has several message digest algorithms (md5, sha1, rmd160, tiger, haval, etc.) that are used to check the integrity of the file. More algorithms can be added with relative ease. All of the usual file attributes can also be checked for inconsistencies. . This package contains base and configuration files that are needed to run the actual binaries. . You will almost certainly want to tweak the configuration file in /etc/aide/aide.conf or drop your own config snippets into /etc/aide/aide.conf.d.

/main/aide/aide

Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - static binary

AIDE is an intrusion detection system that detects changes to files on the local system. It creates a database from the regular expression rules that it finds from the config file. Once this database is initialized it can be used to verify the integrity of the files. It has several message digest algorithms (md5, sha1, rmd160, tiger, haval, etc.) that are used to check the integrity of the file. More algorithms can be added with relative ease. All of the usual file attributes can also be checked for inconsistencies. . This package contains the statically linked binary for "normal" systems.


Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - dynamic binary

AIDE is an intrusion detection system that detects changes to files on the local system. It creates a database from the regular expression rules that it finds from the config file. Once this database is initialized it can be used to verify the integrity of the files. It has several message digest algorithms (md5, sha1, rmd160, tiger, haval, etc.) that are used to check the integrity of the file. More algorithms can be added with relative ease. All of the usual file attributes can also be checked for inconsistencies. . This package contains a dynamically linked binary and should only be used in exeptional circumstances. To avoid exposure to trojaned libraries, it is advised to use one of the statically linked binaries.

/main/alien/alien

convert and install rpm and other packages

Alien allows you to convert LSB, Red Hat, Stampede and Slackware Packages into Debian packages, which can be installed with dpkg. . It can also generate packages of any of the other formats. . This is a tool only suitable for binary packages.


Utilities to manage Amazon EC2 instance storage

amazon-ec2-utils contains a set of utilities and settings for Linux deployments in EC2. . It includes: . * ec2-metadata - Use to retrieve EC2 instance metadata from within a running EC2 instance * ebsnvme-id - Read EBS device information and provide information about the volume. * Various udev rules to ensure consistent device naming.


cron-like program that doesn't go by time

Anacron (like "anac(h)ronistic") is a periodic command scheduler. It executes commands at intervals specified in days. Unlike cron, it does not assume that the system is running continuously. It can therefore be used to control the execution of daily, weekly, and monthly jobs (or anything with a period of n days), on systems that don't run 24 hours a day. When installed and configured properly, Anacron will make sure that the commands are run at the specified intervals as closely as machine uptime permits. . This package is pre-configured to execute the daily jobs of the Debian system. You should install this program if your system isn't powered on 24 hours a day to make sure the maintenance jobs of other Debian packages are executed each day.


Ansible fireball transport support

Ansible is a radically simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically. . Ansible can optionally use a 0MQ based transport mechanism, which is considerably faster than the standard ssh mechanism when there are multiple actions, but requires additional supporting packages. . This package is a dependency package, which depends on ansible and Python modules for keyczar and ZeroMQ.


Ansible fireball transport support for nodes

Ansible is a radically simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically. . Ansible can optionally use a 0MQ based transport mechanism, which has additional requirements for nodes to use. This package includes those requirements. . This package is a dependency package, which depends on Python modules for keyczar and ZeroMQ.


Configuration management, deployment, and task execution system

Ansible is a radically simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically.


Configuration management, deployment, and task execution system

Ansible is a radically simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically. . This package contains the ansible binaries.


tools to assist in using ATA over Ethernet

The aoetools are the client-side programs of the ATA over Ethernet (AoE) network storage protocol, a simple protocol for using storage over an ethernet LAN.


Realtime Apache monitoring tool

Apache top is a curses-based realtime utility to display information from a running copy of Apache. . It is modelled after the standard 'top' utility, and displays information such as the requests pers second, bytes per second and the most popular URLs displayed. . It must be run from a machine running Apache, as it works by processing the logfiles found in /var/log/apache.


APC UPS Power Management (daemon)

apcupsd provides UPS power management for APC products, including most BackUPS series models (including USB), SmartUPS V/S, SmartUPS (NET/RM), and Matrix series. . It controls and monitors the status of UPS and allows your computer to run for a specified length of time on UPS power, and then executes a controlled shutdown in the case of an extended power failure.

/main/apg/apg

Automated Password Generator - Standalone version

APG (Automated Password Generator) is the tool set for random password generation. It generates some random words of required type and prints them to standard output. This binary package contains only the standalone version of apg. Advantages: * Built-in ANSI X9.17 RNG (Random Number Generator)(CAST/SHA1) * Built-in password quality checking system (now it has support for Bloom filter for faster access) * Two Password Generation Algorithms: 1. Pronounceable Password Generation Algorithm (according to NIST FIPS 181) 2. Random Character Password Generation Algorithm with 35 configurable modes of operation * Configurable password length parameters * Configurable amount of generated passwords * Ability to initialize RNG with user string * Support for /dev/random * Ability to crypt() generated passwords and print them as additional output. * Special parameters to use APG in script * Ability to log password generation requests for network version * Ability to control APG service access using tcpd * Ability to use password generation service from any type of box (Mac, WinXX, etc.) that connected to network * Ability to enforce remote users to use only allowed type of password generation The client/server version of apg has been deliberately omitted. . Please note that there are security flaws in pronounceable password generation schemes (see Ganesan / Davis "A New Attack on Random Pronounceable Password Generators", in "Proceedings of the 17th National Computer Security Conference (NCSC), Oct. 11-14, 1994 (Volume 1)", http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/history/nissc/ 1994-17th-NCSC-proceedings-vol-1.pdf, pages 203-216) . Also note that the FIPS 181 standard from 1993 has been withdrawn by NIST in 2015 with no superseding publication. This means that the document is considered by its publicher as obsolete and not been updated to reference current or revised voluntary industry standards, federal specifications, or federal data standards. . apg has not seen upstream attention since 2003, upstream is not answering e-mail, and the upstream web page does not look like it is in good working order. The Debian maintainer plans to discontinue apg maintenance as soon as an actually maintained software with a compariable feature set becomes available.

/main/apmd/apmd

Utilities for Advanced Power Management (APM)

On laptop computers, the Advanced Power Management (APM) support provides access to battery status information and may help you to conserve battery power, depending on your laptop and the APM implementation. The apmd program also lets you run arbitrary programs when APM events happen (for example, you can eject PCMCIA devices when you suspend, or change hard drive timeouts when you connect the battery). . This package contains apmd(8), a daemon for logging and acting on APM events; and apm(1), a client that prints the information in /proc/apm in a readable format. . apmd is notified of APM events by the APM driver in the kernel. . Since lenny Debian kernels are not built with APM support anymore. You need to compile a kernel with apm support enabled to use this package. You need to boot the kernel with the "apm=on" option if you want to enable the driver. . In most cases, users may want to know that there are newer power management schemes, like ACPI.