Learn how honeypots and more specifically HoneyD work. Honeypot / honeyd tutorial part 1, getting started For this tutorial I will be using one Windows machine and one Linux machine, Backtrack. Honeyd simulates the existence of an array of server and client machines on Second, each of the Honeyd virtual servers is a “honeypot” in the sense . Get a digest of original Linux and open source news and tutorials from.

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There are many different types of honeypots and these different types are explained very well in the book Virtual Honeypots which I highly recommend you read if you are serious about deploying a honeypot. This series of articles will focus on honeypots using an application called honeyd. There are a number of honeypot solutions out there but I tutoriak feel like honeyd is a great fit because it can be relatively simple or you can start tweaking it to get a more full featured product.

For this tutorial I will be using one Windows machine and one Linux machine, Backtrack distribution to be exact.

Backtrack will be the machine that is running honeyd. Honeyd is available for Windows but I highly recommend that you use honeyd on Linux.

Sorry for the Linux rant, below is basic diagram of my setup. This will also work for any Debian based Linux system.

To install on other distributions such as Gentoo, Fedora, Slackware, etc I would check their documentation on how to install packages. A honeyd configuration file is the heart of your honeypot. The configuration file tells honeyd what operating system to emulate, what ports to open, what services should tutoroal ran, etc. Below is my config file.

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Within Backtrack you can use Kate or nano text editors to create this file. In Backtrack Kate is under the Utilities menu.

Getting started with honeyd

I find this section is needed when you let your honeypot acquire an IP address via dhcp. In the windows template we are defining a number of things. First we are setting the personality, meaning when another device on the network connects to this honeypot it will appear to be a Windows XP Pro SP1 device. This is emulated via network stack fingerprints. These are common ports that are open on a windows system. This will be needed if you run your honeypot via dhcp. Finally the dhcp honyd tells the windows template to acquire an IP address from dhcp.

Now that we have our honeyd. This allow for more verbose output so that we can troubleshoot as needed. Running in this mode will also show the IP that was given to our honeypot via dhcp.

Below is the type of output hondyd should see after running the honeyd command. In this verbose output we see that dhcp gave our honeypot the address of You should see output on the terminal similar to below.

Honeyd: Your own virtual honeypot – Eyal Kalderon

Below is the nmap command I used. So honeyd appears to be working correctly. The main purpose of this article was to get you up and running. If you have any questions, catch errors, or have any feedback please comment below. This entry was posted on Friday, May 6th, at You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. You can skip to the end and leave a response.


Pinging is currently not allowed. I have tried to install honeyd on ubuntu I also have tried to install the package honeyd. I dont use Ubuntu but they must have removed that package from their repositories.

You can usually go here http: You should probably search for any version as I have done with this link http: Be careful to note any errors or dependencies.

What is the problem,pls. Im trying to install honeyd on debian wheezy but it keeps having missing dependencies. Sorry but let me know if you get it up and running and how you did it. Hi James I did Install honeyd on my ubuntu machine with no pain using the procedure provided in the github page of the honeyd.

I hope that would help you too. Demoting process privileges to uidgid Demoting process privileges to uidgid uttorial dhclient on interface wlan0 after 12 tries. Hey Guys, is there a way to emulate a Windows ServerWindows 8. I only found this https: But is there a way to implement new Windows machine and how can I create it in the honeyd. I have a problem when i writing the honeyd. I am getting the following error when trying to run for the example config file.

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