Short for Open Secure Shell, OpenSSH is a free suite of tools (similar to the SSH connectivity tools) that help secure your network connections. OpenSSH encrypts all traffic (including passwords) to effectively eliminate eavesdropping, connection hijacking and other network-level attacks.
The OpenSSH suite includes the ssh program that replaces rlogin and telnet, and scp which replaces rcp and ftp. OpenSSH has also added sftp and sftp-server which implement an easier solution for file-transfer. OpenSSH comes in two downloadable distributions: the native OpenBSD distribution and the multi-platform portable distribution. OpenSSH is developed by the OpenBSD Project.
Developed by Google Inc., OpenSocial is a set of common APIs for building social applications across multiple Web sites, including social networking sites (SNS). OpenSocial applications use Google’s gadget architecture but with extensions that provide access to social data within its container environment. Similar to Google Gadgets, OpenSocial apps are hosted XML documents with HTML […]
See under OpenSolaris project.
- OpenSolaris Project
The common term used to define the developer community around Sun Microsystems’ open source project for the Solaris operating system. The term OpenSolaris refers not only to the operating system but also to the source base and developer community as well. The OpenSolaris project included source for the kernel, networking, libraries, and commands from Sun’s […]
The OpenURL standard is a syntax to create Web-transportable packages of metadata and/or identifiers about an information object. OpenURL provides a mechanism for encoding a citation for an information resource, typically a bibliographic resource, as a URL. The OpenURL is, in effect, an actionable URL that transports metadata, or keys to access metadata, for the […]
OpenWrt is a Linux-based router firmware for embedded devices that primarily uses a command line interface but also offers a web-based GUI interface. OpenWRT supports a wide variety of devices, including the Linksys WRT54G series, Netgear, D-Link, Asus and others.