I have been away from QA since 2007, and was at the time working with windows. So needless to say at the time I did not think much of any tools that would run under Linux. So I've done some research, and I found many tools that can be used.
ABI Compliance Checker. A tool for checking backward binary
compatibility of a shared C/C++ library. It analyzes changes in API
that may cause compatibility problems: changes in call stack, v-table
changes, removed interfaces, etc.
Autonet. Autonet is a GUI network test platform, internally it's
based on CLI to communicate with devices. It can help you to arrange
test cases, setup commands to devices ,run commands to check results
and record test results.
Doit: Simple Web Application Testing. Doit is a scripting tool and
language for testing web applications that use forms. Doit can
generate random or sequenced form fill-in information, report results
(into a database, file, or stdout), filter HTML results, and compare
results to previous results, without having to manually use a web
browser. It uses a console-based web client tool (like Curl or Wget)
to send and receive HTTP requests and responses respectively.
PETA. Eclipse-based platform for automated software testing and
covers the software life cycle from the specification up to the
maintenance phase. The components of message based software systems
like Client-/Server-, Multitier- and Service-Oriented-Architectures
(SOA) may be simulated as well as tested in isolation and in their
And others too many to list. Most of these tools will run under Linux, and I will include these links, that will give all the information that you need ( description, platform, download location, and installation procedure).
Sources and Links:
Open Source Testing
Software Testing Help
Software Testing Software