DNS Enabler is an inexpensive shareware application that takes the work out of configuring BIND, the DNS server built into Mac OS X. According to the authors, DNS Enabler "tries to be as buzzword-compliant as possible - it handles multiple virtual domains, multiple subnets, aliases, MX records (including specifying back-up servers on other networks), and creating the right number of reverse pointer and CNAME records - while doing it all using a single window, the Mac way."
Version 2.1.1 - the latest release for Mac OS X 10.3 & 10.4 - adds/changes the following:
Version 3.0.4 - the latest release for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) - adds/changes the following:
Version 4.0.5 - the latest release for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) - adds/changes the following:
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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.
Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.
Mac OS X has a huge amount of TCP/IP-based server software built into it that I don't specifically cover here. Your "Sharing" Preference Pane allows you to enable and disable these services with a click of the mouse. The software running behind the scenes to provide many of these services is generally of the open source variety. The standard release of Mac OS X includes, among many others:
Of course, Mac OS X Server includes many more, in addition to offering more recent versions of many of the above servers.
Graham Orndorff has written a superb collection of articles on setting up email servers and secure email clients on Mac OS X.
These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!