Honeyd Release 1.5

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Honeyd 1.5

This version of Honeyd was released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on 2006-02-11.

New Features

This release contains many new features:

  • Statistics Collector: A daemon that can process netflow-like information exported by several Honeyd instances and do computations on the data - see live data.
  • Improved Subsystems: Improved support for subsystems permits running more complicated UNIX applications like mwcollect as a subsystem for Honeyd.
  • Proxy and SMTP subsystems: Example subsystems to simulate open proxies and mail relays. These subsystems are written with performance in mind and have no problem in keeping up with a busy network.

Security Fixes

It contains the following security fixes:

  • A bug in Honeyd's IP reassembly code allows adversaries to remotely fingerprint honeypots. Thanks to Jon Oberheide for finding the bug; see adv.2006-01 for more information

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


Many thanks to following people who have helped with this release: Jon Oberheide, Bill Cheswick, Francis Hauguet, Calin Radoni and Javier Fernández-Sanguino.


You can download the source code from the following location:

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

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