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

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Chapter 5. Honeyd — Advanced Topics

5.1 Advanced Configuration

5.2 Emulating Services

5.3 Subsystems

5.4 Internal Python Services

5.5 Dynamic Templates

5.6 Routing Topology

5.7 Honeydstats

5.8 Honeydctl

5.9 Honeycomb

5.10 Performance

5.11 Summary

In this chapter, we discuss some advanced features of Honeyd that you should examine more closely once you have mastered the basics. The previous chapter explained Honeyd’s basic configuration language and how to set up simple honeypots. Now we are going to learn how to create a more realistic environment by using virtual routers and artificial networks. We are also going to explore how subsystems can provide background traffic for your virtual honeypots and can also be used to implement complicated ...

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