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  • acpi4asus
    a Linux kernel module and user-space daemon that handles special keys, LEDs, and extra ACPI features found on Asus laptops
  • afwd
    afwd is a Linux kernel module and userspace daemon program to enable the transparent use of an audio (or other character) device across the network.
  • argox-pt
    argox-pt is software for providing support for portable terminals (PT-10 and PT-12) manufactured by Argox under Linux. It is based on a kernel module which allows detection of PTs by kernel 2.6 and provides functions for reading and writing to the device as if it were a file.
  • Audine
    Audine is a Linux kernel module and a corresponding testprogram to run the Audine camera under Linux kernels 2.0.x and 2.2.x.
  • Barada
    Barada (Barada Aint Respecting Any Deceptive Adversaries) is a PAM module designed to provide two-factor authentication support.
  • Berkley Snoop for Linux
    Berkley Snoop for Linux is a module which adds support for the Snoop protocol, a TCP-aware link layer protocol designed to improve the performance of TCP over networks of wired and single-hop wireless links.
  • Capability Override LSM
    The Capability Override LSM is a kernel module for Linux which gives you the ability to specify that certain users/groups/programs are to gain access to one or more extra POSIX.1e capabilities. This means this LSM is a permissive module, rather than a restrictive one (which is more typical of LSMs).
  • cbmfs
    cbmfs is an installable Linux kernel module implementing a read only Commodore 1541/1581 filesystem for Linux versions 1.1.86 through 2.0.39.
  • CDemu
    CDemu is a kernel module for Linux that can simulate a CD/DVD drive with simple cue/bin files.
  • CDemu Kernel Module for Linux
    CDemu Kernel Module for Linux simulates a CD drive + CD with simple cue/bin files, which are common in the windows world. It includes an user space program, which controls the kernel modul. You can use it to watch an SVCD or mount the data track of an bin/cue.
  • cracklinux
    Cracklinux is a kernel module and shared object for Linux 2.6.x. It provides a set of functions normally only available in kernel mode or as root.
  • Cryproc
    for the Linux 2.6 kernel which allows user space programs to access the kernel's cryptographic functions. When loaded, the module creates a file called "cryproc" in the /proc filesystem. Applications can open this file read-write and, using the protocol described below, instruct the kernel to perform some of the functions the CryptoAPI provides
  • Cryptodev-linux
    Cryptodev-linux is a Linux kernel module implementation of the OpenBSD cryptodev userspace API (/dev/crypto).
  • Dazuko
    provides a kernel module which provides 3rd-party applications with an interface for file access control
  • dbtoyfs
    dbtoyfs is a Linux kernel module implementing a remote filesystem. The purpose of this filesystem is to let you browse the content of a relational database through a set of directories and xml files.
  • delcom806006
    a Linux 2.6 kernel module which drives Delcom-eng USB Numeric Display devices
  • DKMS
    Dynamic Kernel Module Support: to create a framework where kernel dependant module source can reside so that it is very easy to rebuild modules as you upgrade kernels. This will allow Linux vendors to provide driver drops without having to wait for new kernel releases while also taking out the guesswork for customers attempting to recompile modules for new kernels
  • DOSfw
    DOSfw is a simple Linux netfilter firewall module which drops denial-of-service attack packets.
  • DWCS
    Dynamic Window-Constrained Scheduling: a kernel loadable module that replaces the default Linux scheduler. DWCS can be configured to run as an earliest deadline-first (EDF), static priority or proportional share scheduler. DWCS also has the desirable property of attempting to guarantee no more than x deadlines are ever missed in each window of y consecutive deadlines
  • eapsampler
    a simple linux kernel module to drive the August 1996 EA Pocket Sampler
  • emlog
    a Linux kernel module that makes it easy to access the most recent (and only the most recent) output from a process
  • Enhanced NBD
    Enhanced Network Block Device Linux Kernel Module is a result of an industrially funded academic research project with Realm Software of Atlanta, GA, to toughen up the kernel's NBD.
  • Ether 1394
    a kernel module which relies on Linux IEEE 1394 subsystem. It offers an easy way to use IEEE 1394 buses like an ethernet LAN
  • fjfs
    fjfs is FUSE (file system in user space) module which implements virtual joining of multiple files as one.
  • Fork Bomb Defuser
    a loadable kernel module for Linux which detects and disables 'fork bombs'
  • FTP File System
    a Linux kernel module, enhancing the VFS with FTP volume mounting capabilities. That is, you can "mount" FTP shared directories in your very personal file system and take advantage of local files ops
  • Genoa Active Message MAchine
    a low-latency, high-throughput driver wrapper for the Linux kernel, using Active Ports (a version of Active Messages). It runs parallel to the IP stack and is designed for LANs only
  • HDT
    HDT (for "Hardware Detection Tool") is a Syslinux com32 module designed to display low-level information for any x86 compatible system.
  • Health
    a module for Linux that allows you read the temperatures, voltages, and fan RPMs of your system in real-time
  • hepc3
    The Linux kernel module hepc3 is a character device driver which enables the kernel to support up to eight of Hunt Engineering's HEPC3, HEPC4 (standard PCI) or HECPCI1 (CompactPCI) TIM40 DSP motherboards.
  • i8255
    i8255 is a linux kernel driver module for controlling an Intel 8255 chip (or compatible). The 8255 is a digital I/O chip which has 24 TTL level I/O lines (grouped in 3* 8 bit ports).
  • Ipt-netflow
    Ipt-netflow is very fast and effective Netflow exporting module for Linux kernel. It is designed for a Linux router with heavy network load. This netfilter/iptables module adds support for the -j NETFLOW target. It does not use conntrack for performance reasons.
    programs that allow ISA Plug-And-Play devices to be configured on a Linux machine
  • Kernel AODV
    a loadable kernel module for Linux. It implements AODV routing between computers equipped with WLAN devices
  • Kernel Mode Linux
    a technology which enables us to execute user programs in a kernel mode. In Kernel Mode Linux, user programs can be executed as user processes that have the privilege level of a kernel mode
  • kjscal
    kjscal is a simple kernel module that is based on the Linux kernel 2.6.x input system. For each attached joystick, or joystick-like device, it creates a virtual joystick device with automatically calibrated axis.
  • laptop-hotswap
    The lt_hotswap kernel module enables hot-swapping for disk drives with full DMA support under Linux. It requires kernel 2.6.15+ and ACPI.
  • ldapconf
    a Linuxconf LDAP module to configure and operate a Linux LDAP based directory server
  • Linux Kernel Module Builder
    Linux Kernel Module Builder is a perl package that creates a bootstrap package for a Linux module. It is still very incomplete, but partially usable.
  • Linux-PAM
    latest Linux-PAM sources and other pam modules
  • LiS
    Linux STREAMS: a software package that comprises an implementation of SVR4 compatible STREAMS for Linux. It consists of a loadable module for the Linux kernel.
  • mod_auth_aix
    AIX's way to extend the identification and authentication functions of the operating system. They are - up to a certain degree - the AIX equivalent of PAM and NSS mechanisms known by many other systems
  • MPIO Project
    provides support for using Digitalway/Adtec MPIO digital audio players (DMG, DMK, DME, etc.) under Linux. It provides a Linux kernel module driver, a user space library
  • MultiAdmin Security Module
    The MultiAdmin security framework kernel module provides means to have multiple "root" users with unique UIDs. This fixes collation order problems which for example appear with NSCD, allows to have files with determinable owner and allows to track the quota usage for every user, since they now have a unique uid.
  • ndiswrapper
    some vendors refuses to release specs or even a binary linux-driver for their WLAN cards. This project tries to solve this problem by making a kernel module that can load Ndis (windows network driver API) drivers
  • NES Powerpad kernel module
    a linux kernel module you can use your old Nintento Powerpad with your computer using the parallel port
  • NVRAM WakeUp
    a (small) program that can read and write the WakeUp time in the BIOS (via /dev/nvram on recent 2.4.x kernels).
  • packet-cd
    packet-cd is a module providing packet writing capabilities on CD-R/W drives. Enables ordinary rw mount of CD-ROM drives capable of supporting packet/incremental recording.
  • PAM for MyPW
    PAM for MyPW is a PAM module for using the one-time passwords provided by the MyPW service. It currently works with most Linux servers and can be used with software programs such as SSH that support PAM authentication.
  • PAM Lockout Module
    used to lockout users or groups from access to the machine. The module only supports authentication queries and the command line arguments are used to pass the users and groups
  • PAM X509 Authentication Module
    provides password-less login authentication on local consoles based on X509 certificates and private keys stored on some personal data holders like USB Sticks, Bluetooth mobile phones and etc
  • Pam-Mysql
    Pam-Mysql is a PAM module that allows authentication through a Mysql database.
  • pam-telecenter
    pam-telecenter is a PAM (Plugabble Authentication Modules) library that provides a set of features for you authenticate users in a telecenter. It depends on a PostgreSQL database to store user information. pam-telecenter supports roaming.
  • pam_auth
    a PHP4 extension that will allow you to simply and easily use php to authenticate via PAM
  • pam_checkpassword
    pam_checkpassword was written to allow the qmail's pop system to run with RedHat's PAM-based authentication system.
  • pam_csync
    pam_csync is a PAM module to provide roaming home directories for a user session. The authentication module verifies the identity of a user and triggers a synchronization using csync with the server on the first login and the last logout.
  • pam_dotfile
    pam_dotfile is a PAM module which allows users to have more than one password for a single account, each for a different service. This is desirable because many users have objections to using the same password for (as an example) an IMAP4 mailbox and SSH access.
  • is a Linux Pluggable Authentications Module that watches for certain passwords being used in login attempts.
  • pam_ihosts
    pam_ihosts is a PAM module that limits login based on IP address, MAC address, or country code
  • pam_imap
    pam_imap is based on the pam_mysql module. It has been modified to use the c-client (IMAP2000) to authenticate remotely using the imap protocol.
  • pam_ldap
    pam_ldap provides the means for Solaris and Linux workstations to authenticate against LDAP directories, and to change their passwords in the directory.
  • pam_mount
    pam_mount is a Pluggable Authentication Module that can mount volumes for a user session.
  • PAM_pkcs#11
    PAM_pkcs#11 is a Linux-PAM login module that allows a X.509 certificate based user login. The certificate and its dedicated private key are thereby accessed by means of an appropriate PKCS #11 module. For the verification of the users' certificates, locally stored CA certificates as well as either online or locally accessible CRLs are used. A very flexible, stackable, and configurable Certificate-To-Login mapping scheme is provided to deduce/verify the username to log in.
  • pam_pwcheck
    a PAM module for password strength checking. It makes additional checks upon password changes, but it doesn't make the change itself. It only provides functionality for one PAM management group: password changing
  • pam_radius_auth
    the PAM RADIUS authentication module. It allows any PAM-capable machine to become a RADIUS client for authentication and accounting requests
  • pam_require
    pam_require is a simple Plugable Authentication Module (PAM) for Linux (and maybe other systems which use PAM). It is an account module that allows you to require a special group or user to access a service.
  • pam_shield
    pam_shield is a PAM module that uses iptables to lock out script kiddies that probe your computer for open logins or easy guessable passwords. pam_shield is meant as an aid to protect public computers on the Internet.
  • pam_smbmount
    a Pluggable Authentication Module for FreeBSD that authenticates users against an SMB server (like Samba) and automatically mounts their home shares
  • pam_smbmount for linux
    Pam_smbmount for linux is a pam module that can be used to mount (and unmount) smb/cifs shares when user is logging in (or logging off). Pam_smbmount has lots of advantages compared with similar pam modules that mount/unmount volumes.
  • pam_ssh_agent
    a PAM module that spawns a ssh-agent and adds identities using the password supplied at login
  • pam_tacplus
    pam_tacplus is a PAM module that supports the following functions: authentication, authorization (account management) & accounting (session management).
  • pam_tally
    pam_tally is a pretty simple module to count logins, optionally refusing login after a given number of failures.
  • pam_usb
    pam_usb is a PAM module that enables authentication using an USB-Storage device (such as an USB Pen) through DSA private/public keys.
  • pcdio48-linux
    a client module for pcmcia-cs (Linux), allowing the use of Measurement Computing´s PC-DIO-CARD48 under Linux
  • PHOB
    PCI Helper to Observe Boards: a kernel module that can be used to access registers in arbitrary PCI devices from user space. The device also offers a very simplified mechanism to define interrupt handlers
  • Poldi
    Poldi is a PAM module that implements authentication through the OpenPGP smart card. It uses the smart card daemon from the GnuPG project for smart card access.
  • RapidDisk
    RapidDisk is a Linux RAM disk kernel module like the brd and zram modules, but with a different feature-set.
  • rshaper
    rshaper is a module for network shaping while receiving. Linux-2.0, 2.2, and 2.4.
  • rsuid LSM
    rsuid LSM is a Linux LSM kernel module that allows a user with a specific UID to switch to all users within certain ranges.
  • Saint Jude LKM
    Saint Jude LKM is a Linux kernel module that implements the Saint Jude model for improper privilege transitions. This will permit the discovery of local, and ultimately, remote root exploits during the exploit itself.
  • sch_ooo
    sch_ooo is a queueing discipline that produces out-of-order packets.
  • SDPL
    SDPL is a simple disk partition layer which is highly configurable and tunable. It can be adapted to a wide range of uses, from embedded devices to 64-bit servers.
  • SHFS
    SHell FileSystem Linux kernel module: a simple and easy to use Linux kernel (2.4) module which allows you to mount remote filesystems using plain shell (ssh/rsh) connection. It supports some nice features like number of different caches for access speedup, target system optimisations, etc
  • sptrace
    sptrace is a LKM designed to give administrators more control over the ptrace() call.
  • The Plastic File System
    The Plastic File System is an LD_PRELOAD module for manipulating what the file system looks like for programs. This allows virtual file systems to exist in user space, without kernel hacks or modules.
  • translucency linux kernel module
    translucency linux kernel module installs tweaked syscall handlers that redirect each access for files within a given directory to another one while failed reads (nonexistent overlay files) will cause fallback to the original files thus virtually (logically) merging both directories (possibly being on different medii with different filesystems each).
  • u24mixer-module
    u24mixer-module is a simple module that provides ALSA mixer controls for the ESI U24 USB sound card.
  • unionfs-fuse
    unionfs-fuse is an effort to create a userland unionfs implementation that is probably slower but way more flexible than the current kernel-only based unionfs solution.
  • usbmgr
    usbmgr loads kernel modules according to configuration info in usbmgr.conf when USB devices connect into USB HUB.
  • usbmodules
    an analog to the pcimodules program. It prints the list of kernel modules that are relevant to a particular USB device specified
  • Xtables-addons
    Xtables-addons is a package that mostly supersedes the old patch-o-matic repository for the Linux kernel and iptables. Instead of patching the kernel source, extensions are built as modules and thus allow extending kernels without recompilation.
  • Yin Yang
    Yin Yang detects file opening and passes it to a daemon for action such as logging file transactions, anti-virus checking, and other file activities. Ideal for real-time on-access file scanning.
    ZFS-FUSE makes it possible to create, mount, use, and manage ZFS filesystems under Linux.

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