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Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:59 pm - Honeyd Linux Toolkit 

Lance Spitzner has assembled a toolkit with a precompiled Honeyd binary for Linux that includes many different service script and configurations. A great way to get started with Honeyd on Linux. Thanks to Lance.

Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:23 pm - Release Candidate 

A new release candidate honeyd-1.0a-rc2.tar.gz [Sig] is available for download. The next release is going fix bugs that affected the stability of Honeyd and should be more stable than the original 1.0 version.

Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:18 pm - USENIX Security 

Niels Provos presented A Virtual Honeypot Framework at USENIX Security and showed how Honeyd can be used to combat worms or to prevent spam.

Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:15 am - Live Statistics

Some live statistics from Honeyd deployments are available now. The displayed stats are still very limited but they present a step towards automatic worm identification using distributed Honeyd installations.

Thu Apr 8, 2004 10:03 pm - New ScanSSH

A new version of ScanSSH has been released. Although ScanSSH is primarily designed to detect open proxies and identify server versions, it can also be used to load test virtual routing topologies created by Honeyd.

Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:23 am - Mydoom Emulator

The Brazilian Honeynet Project has released a Mydoom emulator for Honeyd. It emulates the backdoor installed by Mydoom and can log connections, save uploaded files and logs attempts to use the proxy facility.

Thu Jan 21, 2004 8:45 pm - Security Fix 

Honeyd 0.8 has been released to fix a bug that allowed easy remote detection of Honeyd installations. The new version of Honeyd also drops privileges if allowed by the configuration. [Advisory]

Wed Dec 24, 2003 11:32 am - New Configs 

See complex configurations provided by Lance Spitzner's toolkit along with documentation on different Honeyd features.

Sat Nov 15, 2003 11:12 pm - Usage Poll 

The feature poll is over. Most of the voted on features will make it for the next release and the remaining one is being put on the TODO list. Now, to a new poll. How do you use Honeyd?

Sat Nov 1, 2003 3:18 pm - New Pages 

I put up some information on how to understand spammers using Honeyd and some preliminary performance results for Honeyd. More results are going to come over time.

Sat Oct 18, 2003 8:05 pm - Feature Poll 

Finally, got a poll working that asks you to vote on which features you think are the most important to have in Honeyd. Soon, I will put a page up that allows you to submit feature suggestions.

Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:04 pm - Development Page

This is a new page containg information on new Honeyd development. It is supposed to provide a location where new features can be requested and ranked. It will also contain the lastest information on Honeyd development. However, the main page will still be at CITI.