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Virtual Honeypots: From Botnet Tracking to Intrusion Detection by Thorsten Holz, Niels Provos

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Chapter 1. Honeypot and Networking Background

1.1 Brief TCP/IP Introduction

1.2 Honeypot Background

1.3 Tools of the Trade

This chapter provides a brief background on Internet protocols. We describe the most important elements like TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and IP (Internet Protocol) routing. Some link layer information about ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) is necessary to understand how packets reach the end host. Furthermore, we also introduce the basic concept of honeypots. We present all the basic notions of different honeypot solutions and give some brief background, respective advantages, and drawbacks. This chapter can be skipped by people who already know the basics.

1.1 Brief TCP/IP Introduction

The so-called Internet protocol ...

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