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Honeyd 0.7

This version of Honeyd was released under a 4-clause BSD license on 2003-11-22.

New Features

The release contains the following new features:

  • Dynamic Templates: Allows the configuration of a host to adapt depending on the operating system of the remote host, the time of day, the source IP address, etc.
  • Passive Fingerprinting: Identifies the operating system of the remote host. This feature can be used for logging and for dynamic templates. Based on work by Michal Zalewski and Mike Frantzen.
  • Tarpit: Slows down the throughput of a connection significantly. This feature can be used to exhaust resources of the remote host.
  • Link Bandwidth: More realistic simulation of queuing and propagation delay for virtual network topologies. If you care about this, you know what this means.
  • Python Services: Python support to write service scripts in Python. This is an experimental feature to increase the performance of Honeyd by executing services internally without forking a new process.

Bug Fixes

It contains the following bug fixes:

  • Correct reference counting of templates. Sometimes, it could happen that frequently used template like the default template would vanish.
  • The network parsing code now emits warnings if lower bits in a network are incorrectly set.


Honeyd 0.7 has been superseded by a security update. Please, install a newer version.

This version of Honeyd has been released under a 4-clause BSD license. While it is free for commercial use, the license requires you to credit the author.

Honeyd is distributed free of charge, but any contribution either by reducing my wishlists, by shopping at Amazon through the provided links or by leaving a tip is appreciated.