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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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  • Access Point SNMP Utils for Linux
    Access Point SNMP Utils for Linux is a set of utilities to configure and monitor Atmel-based wireless access points (the case for most Intersil clone vendors) under Linux.
  • Air Marshal authentication gateway
    (commercial) Linux-based captive portal. Authentication and accounting via RADIUS. SSL and Javascript CHAP authentication. Free 45 day evaluation with full product support
  • Aircrack-ng
    aircrack-ng is a set of tools for auditing wireless networks. aircrack-ng is an enhanced/reborn version of aircrack. It consists of airodump (an 802.11 packet capture program), aireplay (an 802.11 packet injection program), aircrack (static WEP and WPA-PSK cracking), airdecap (decrypts WEP/WPA capture files), and some tools to handle capture files (merge, convert, etc.).
  • Airfart
    AirFart is a wireless tool created to detect wireless devices, calculate their signal strengths, and present them to the user in an easy-to-understand fashion. It is written in C/C++ with a GTK front end. Airfart supports all wireless network cards supported by the linux-wlan-ng Prism2 driver that provide hardware signal strength information in the "raw signal" format (ssi_type 3).
  • airgeddon
    airgeddon is a multi-use bash script for Linux systems to audit wireless networks.
  • Airport Control
    Airctl is a command-line utility to trigger connection and disconnection events on, and to print the status of an Apple AirPort Base Station.
  • anyRemote
    anyRemote provides remote control service on Linux through Bluetooth, infrared, Wi-Fi, or any TCP/IP connection. It supports a wide range of modern cellphones. It provides a thin communication layer and could be configured to manage almost any software.
  • BlueWho
    BlueWho provides information about and notification of newly-discovered Bluetooth devices.
  • Charon
    Charon provides a simple and safe way to resell an Internet connection. Users are optionally charged in real-time by volume of data transferred. On-the-spot web-based registration with and an initial credit card deposit through PayPal is supported.
  • Chillispot
    ChilliSpot is an open source captive portal or wireless LAN access point controller. It is used for authenticating users of a wireless LAN. It supports web based login which is today's standard for public HotSpots. Authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) is handled by your favorite radius server.
  • create_ap
    create_ap is a script that creates a NATed or Bridged WiFi Access Point.
  • D-link DI-624 Wireless Router Syslog Utility
    D-link DI-624 Wireless Router Syslog Utility operates with the D-Link DI-624 (and DI-614+) wireless router to allow the logs to be pulled off of the router, and put into a local unix syslog facility.
  • d3vscan
    d3vscan is a network manager that is able to uniquely identify and graphically plot network and bluetooth devices to provide a higher degree of understanding of a particular network. It is also simple enough to be used by an average end user.
  • dwscan
    Dwscan displays real-time wireless information in a manner similar to "top". It may help in improving your wireless setup.
  • FabFi
    FabFi is an open-source, FabLab-grown system using common building materials and off-the-shelf electronics to transmit wireless ethernet signals across distances of up to several miles.
  • Fake AP
    Fake AP generates thousands of counterfeit 802.11b access points.
  • frottle
    Frottle (Freenet throttle) is an open source GNU GPL project to control traffic on wireless networks. Such control eliminates the common hidden-node effect even on large scale wireless networks. Frottle is currently only available for Linux wireless gateways using iptables firewalls, with plans to develop a windows client in the future.
  • Gestor Güífi
    Gestor Güífi is a GTK-based front-end for wireless-tools. It shows the available networks in an easy-to-read screen and allows the user to connect and disconnect from them with a simple click. It allows configuration of WEP keys and ESSID for hidden networks.
  • Getwifi
    Getwifi is a script written to allow Linux users to join wireless networks based on precedence. The way it works is by using a configuration file check if there is a wireless signal from a given network. If a signal exists then it joins otherwise it checks the next network in the list.
  • GNOME Wireless Applet
    GNOME Wireless Applet aims to create a GNOME-based panel applet and management tool to manage wireless network cards that support Linux wireless extensions.
  • inSSIDer
    inSSIDer is an award-winning wi-fi scanner to come out of the woodwork since the netstumbler era. Use inSSIDer to war drive or troubleshoot Wi-Fi channel placement
  • Ircp-Tray
    Ircp-Tray is a wireless file transfer program for Linux. It stays inside your system tray, listening for incoming OBEX file transfer request, as well as sending file out to remote devices, via IRDA or Bluetooth.
  • KWiFiManager
    KWiFiManager is a wireless LAN client manager for KDE3. With the application KWiFiManager you can configure and monitor your wireless LAN PC-Cards under Linux/KDE.
  • KWifiSelector
    KWifiSelector is a project to provide an easy to use interface to select and connect to wireless networks.
  • LinSSID
    LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to Inssider (Microsoft Windows). It is written in C++ using Linux wireless tools and Qt4.
  • Moscrack
    Moscrack is a Perl application designed to facilitate cracking WPA keys in parallel on a group of computers.
  • netdiscover
    Netdiscover is an active/passive address reconnaissance tool, mainly developed for those wireless networks without dhcp server, when you are wardriving. It can be also used on hub/switched networks. Built on top of libnet and libpcap, it can passively detect online hosts, or search for them, by actively sending arp requests, it can also be used to inspect your network arp traffic, and find network addresses using auto scan mode, which will scan for common local networks.
  • NokiaCmoN
    NokiaCmoN is a Nokia C110/C111 Wireless Lan Card manager and monitor.
  • openBmap
    openBmap is a map of wireless communicating objects such as cellular antenna or Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices. It provides tools to mutualize data, and to create and access this map.
  • Prismstumbler
    Prismstumbler is a wireless LAN (WLAN) discovery tool which scans for beaconframes from accesspoints. Prismstumbler operates by constantly switching channels and monitors any frames recived on the currently selected channel.
  • Pyrit
    Pyrit takes a step ahead in attacking WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK, the protocols that protect today's public WiFi-airspace. Pyrit's implementation allows you to create massive databases, pre-computing part of the WPA/WPA2-PSK authentication phase in a space-time-tradeoff.
  • Raw Fake AP
    Raw Fake AP emulates valid IEEE 802.11 access points using wireless raw injection. It aims at creating both beacon and probe response frames and could be used to "hide" real networks from novice wardrivers or for testing wireless intrusion detection systems.
  • RawFrames
    RawFrames allows you to send various types of ethernet frames from the command line. At the datalink layer, RawFrames supports Ethernet II, 802.3, LLC (802.2), LLC/SNAP and 802.1Q.
  • RogueScanner
    RogueScanner is a network security tool for automatically discovering rogue wireless access points by scanning a wired network. In addition to finding access points, it will classify all discovered network devices.
  • Simple IPX Bridge
    Simple IPX Bridge is a tool for tunneling IPX (and even IP and 802.3) via UDP over a public network (e.g. Internet). It is able to put the interface it listens on to promiscous mode, so all frames (not only broadcasts, and frames for the tunneling server) can be received.
  • SLAN
    SLAN is a GPL open-source project providing a cross platform Virtual Private Networking (VPN) solution focused on providing secured and accountable links over insecure broadcast media such as 802.11 wireless LANs and public ethernets.
  • tkwifi
    tkwifi is a Perl-Tk application to monitor your Wireless and Ethernet connections, and switch between them. It also offers something called "Profiles", which is a list of SSIDs and WEP keys that you can use to connect to private or secure networks.
  • Transient Bluetooth Environment Auditor
    Transient Bluetooth Environment Auditor includes an ncurses-based Bluetooth scanner (a bit similar to kismet), a Bluetooth DoS tool, and a Bluetooth hidden device locator.
  • Unplugged
    Unplugged displays a list of available wireless networks and allows selection and configuration of preferred networks. All the low level wireless network handling is performed by wpa_supplicant.
  • W-Meter
    W-Meter is a tool for testing the conformance and evaluating the performance of 802.11 products. The tool is meant for injecting arbitrary frames to test the conformance of any wifi product.
  • WEP Key Changer
    Wep key changer (WepKC) is a client/server application that allows you to protect your ad-hoc (point to point) wireless network when you are unable to use (due to software or hardware limitations) sophisticated protocols like WPA.
  • Wepdecrypt
    Wepdecrypt is a wireless LAN Tool which guesses WEP keys based on a active dictionary attack, key generator, distributed network attack and some other methods, it's based on wepattack and GPL licensed.
  • WiFi Radar
    WiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility for managing WiFi profiles. It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks.
  • WifiScanner
    WifiScanner is a tool that has been designed to discover wireless node (i.e access point and wireless clients). It work with CISCO® card and prism card with hostap driver or wlan-ng driver, prism54g, Hermes/Orinoco, Atheros, Centrino, ... An IDS system is integrated to detect anomaly like MAC usurpation.
  • wifite
    wifite is an automated wireless attack tool.
  • wirgul
    wirgul (Wireless account creation for GUests and others with Ldap backend) creates wireless accounts automatically. It depends on a user application on the Web and approval via a link sent by email
  • wistumbler2
    wistumbler2 is a portable wireless network stumbler with features including: commandline and GTK2 frontend, speaker/dsp support (signal meter), integrated sniffer for network analysis, GPS support, remote stumblering, and more.
  • wlan-config
    The goal of this project is to create an easily configurable, dynamic, wireless connection script so that users, especially laptop users, can connect to multiple networks that have WEP, hidden APs, even VPNs and run connect and disconnect programs easily.
  • wlan-ui
    wlan-ui is a very small Linux GUI tool for connecting to wireless networks. It is written in perl, and is a basic example of using perl with Gtk and Glade.
  • wpa-buddy
    wpa-buddy is a tool to decrypt WPA-PSK protected traffic. It can work in real-time (sniffing packets from a network interface) or in batch mode (reading packets from a capture file). It also produces nice output telling you what's going on.
  • Xiwtool
    Xiwtool is a graphical Wireless Access Point scanning and configuration tool.
  • XNetworkStrength
    XNetworkStrength is a tool to visually track wireless connectivity between a laptop and a local access point (AP). It uses only the X11 windowing system for its graphics, and should compile on any Linux system.
  • xwconfig
    xwconfig is a gtk based application for configuring wireless devices. It is based on and uses large chunks of iwconfig from the wireless tools package.
  • xwifibar
    xwifibar is an unobtrusive wireless signal strength meter for X11.

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