Note: I do not claim to be the one and only author of all of these
programs. Please have a look at the documentation in the sources for
the complete credits.
- xbrload - another x(n)load application
XBrload is a replacement for xload(1), xnload(1). xbrload
uses the RPC - based rstat protocol to gather its informa-
tion. Unlike xnload it works asynchronously, thus avoiding
hung connections, and utilizes the broadcast RPC mechanism
to keep the number of packets low. (Note that the RPC
broadcast mechanism does not necessarily imply that an IP
or Ethernet broadcast is done. Broadcast-RPC primarily
means, that the server program is queried indirectly by
sending a request to the remote portmapper to pass an
enveloped request to the server program, instead of getting
the server program's port number from the remote
portmapper and then sending the request in another
The latest version is coming real soon to the FTP server:
- rpc.etherd - network statistic server
Rpc.etherd is a value added replacement for the SunOS program
rpc.etherd, which runs on Solaris, DEC Ultrix, Linux and BSD-ish
systems with Berkeley Packet Filter, originally written by Guy Cardwell.
This is a version for rpc.etherd that runs on several
different platforms. I took the original source for the Ultrix
system and added specific modules for Linux and for Unix
flavors with Berkeley Packet Filter (bpf).
(It would have been cleaner to use the packet capture library
libpcap, but that uses its own loop with callback functions,
which I found ill-suited for an RPC server daemon. sigh).
Strauß added dlpi support, for Solaris 2.x.
- xetherload - graphical client for
Xetherload uses the RPC - based etherstat protocol to gather its
information. It queries the rpc.etherd on the given host for the
- kbq - display keyboard type
Kbq displays on stdout the type and/or layout of the keyboard
that is connected to the console keyboard device.
- fbq - display frame buffer type
Fbq displays on stdout the real and emulated type(s) of
the frame buffer that is connected to /dev/fb (on Sun) or
the given device.
- termset - try to find the terminal name
Termset tries to query the terminal, sending a request for
an identity string to the terminal. If successful, the
identifier for the TERM environment variable is written to
stdout, and a message 'Terminal : <xxx>' is written to
Yes, this sounds very similar to tset(1), it was written on/for
machines where tset was not available or broken.
- ms+tubsibr - distributed mandelbrot set
A previous version of the mandelspawn program by Andreas Gustafsson was
enhanced by Erik Schöfelder to use longer numbers, thus gaining
better depths through greater precision. This link points to a
similarly enhanced version of the latest version of mandelspawn.
Stefan Petri's Homepage