These programs were written by
dave capella, and are offered for free, under the terms of
this License. (Please read it.)
These programs are provided with NO WARRANTY WHATSOEVER.
Use them at your own risk.
(Though I doubt that they could cause much damange if they
did run amock.)
I cannot offer much support for these beyond answering mail when time
permits. I will try to answer all questions received. Feedback is also
generic cgi form handler for multiple virtual hosts
This generic CGI form handler is written in python and designed to make
a sysadm's life easier when dealing with multiple vhosts. Once installed,
each user can create new forms completely without requiring administrator's
intervention. Designed with security in mind.
try new firewall rules remotely
This is a short shell script that I use when I must edit my firewall
rules remotely (the /etc/pf.conf file on OpenBSD systems).
The source is well commented, or run it without args for usage info.
system checks for the nefu system monitor
for more information, see:
download here: hostchecks
Inventory a Un*x System
A Bourne shell script to collect information about a host's hardware,
software, and OS. Only tested on GNU/Linux (>=2.2) and OpenBSD (>=3.5).
Designed to be used in the event of a system crash or when upgrading from
scratch to restore the system. Includes information about the cpu's,
disks, running processes, configured services, installed packages,
network configuration, security configuration, and more.
Uses only standard system tools, so just drop it in root's path,
chmod 755, and run. Output goes to the screen, so best used
with tee to save. ssh -l root somehost or
su root, then:
less gethostinfo # you are going to check the code, right?
chmod 755 gethostinfo
gethostinfo | tee /tmp/gethostinfo.out
Home Automation for Un*x
relays, heat, tkheat, tstatd
Some programs I wrote to control external devices via relays
connected to my bsd or gnu/linux box.
Radio Transmitter Remote Control
I wrote this for a community radio station so we could switch between
program sources via a wireless internet link to a computer controlling
Stuff I've written for the
may be found here.
Programming for the iPAQ gave me an opportunity to finally give
a go in earnest. These are the result.
GUI search tool for the Cornell University LDAP directory.
These programs run as-is under un*x (tested on
Slackware linux and
FreeBSD) and, where noted, under the
wish shell on M$ windows. The Windows .exe's have simply been
dropped on the excellent tool,
to convert them. One of these days, I'll get around to testing them on my
- GUI front end to the smbclient messaging client. Same functionality
on linux as the
Hi There! program below for windows.
- Egg Timer
- Simple timer the pops up a window with a message, and optionally,
runs a program once the count down timer expires.
- Tip Calculator
- How much should you give the delivery guy?
If you have the Tcl plug-in, you can try the program right
in the web page.
- DHCP Tool
- Check IP settings, release and renew DHCP leases from a
GUI interface. Tested on NT4, W2K.
- GUI front-end to the CLI NET SEND command.
- Windows 98/NT/2000 Network Utilities
- GUI front-end to various network tools.
- Text File Converters
- MacToWin - Macintosh to Windows
- WinToMac - Windows to Macintosh
- List all the apps on a Windows NT or Windows 2000 box.
- dump all network settings on a windows box.
bkmkdb - Netscape bookmarks to mysql database
- Converts large, deeply nested netscape bookmark files
to a sql database with a web interface for quick searches and
navigating the hierarchy of categories. It is being used on
this site for my bookmarks.
doform - perl cgi script
- Generic interface to process www forms. Saves form
submissions to a csv text database file, and
emails the webmaster.
domail - perl cgi script
- Generic interface to process www forms. Sends form
submission contents as email. Simple to configure.
Several anti-spam features.
perl cgi library
- Generic interface to process www forms. Generates html
(web pages), email messages, and csv text database
files based on user input.
- Converts the system rgb.txt (for those systems that run
X windows) to a html table. It's used for
awstats virtual host installation tool
- This is an excellent web server statistics tool. It is pretty
easy to set up, but I had several virtual hosts to do. This tool
reduced the time required from about 20 minutes per host to about
3 seconds each.
- Backup Reminder
will remind you not to turn off your machine on a given day each week. I
wrote it for those folks who get their files backed up every Thursday
(or Monday, or whatever). System 7.5+ only.- sorry.
- Eudora Folder Converter
- Convert a Macintosh Eudora folder for use under windoze.
Windows 3.1 Programs
- My windoze programs:
Eggtimer, Phone Dialer, Duct Calculator, Ohm's Law Calculator, and
more. 18 free programs; written for win3.1, most still run under win95.
Many obviated by new functionality in the OS's.