Honeyd Release 1.0

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Honeyd 1.0

This version of Honeyd was released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on 2005-01-02.

New Features

This release contains many new features:

  • Internal web server: The internal web server shows traffic statistics. It can be used to determine active connections and current configuration of Honeyd. Network traffic is visualized via rrdtool.
  • Statistics Reporting: Honeyd can collect traffic statistics that an aggregator daemon can process to determine interesting facts like worm propagation or other traffic anomalies. If you are interested in contributing your Honeyd data, please contact Niels Provos.
  • DHCP Honeypots: Virtual honeypots can be configured to acquire IP addresses from a DHCP server. This works very well in scenarios where arpd is not appropriate.
  • Security Update Check: Automatic security check that provides a warning on the web interface and in syslog if the current Honeyd version has vulnerabilities.

Bug Fixes

It contains the following bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that caused Honeyd to use the wrong ethernet MAC address.
  • Fixed a bug in which Honeyd would not find the correct interface if it's IP address was too high.

Bugs can be reported via the Bugzilla server hosted by the Honeynet project.


Many thanks to the Honeynet Project and to the following people who have helped with this release: Marius Eriksen, Thilo Manske, Jeff Aufderheide, Thorsten Holz, Bill Mathews, Robert Sandilands, Javier Fernandez-Sanguino and many more.


You can download the source code from the following location:

Honeyd has been released under the GNU General Public License (GPL)

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.