To set up a new dionaea honeypot use a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 Server. Before you start you should update all packages to get the latest security fixes.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
At the time of writing nightly builds of dionaea are available for Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 at a Personal Package Archive (PPA). First of all you have to install some tools to easily manage PPA resources.
$ sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
After the required tools have been installed you can add the PPA and update the package cache.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:honeynet/nightly $ sudo apt-get update
At the time of writing all fixes for Ubuntu 14.04 are not (yet) available upstream and are only available from my personal git repository. To test my latest changes I have set up a new build job to build additional nightly packages from my git repository. These packages are called dionaea-phibo.
To install dionaea execute the following command.
$ sudo apt-get install dionaea-phibo
After the installation has been completed you may want to edit the config file /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf. If everything looks fine the dionaea service can bee started by using the following command.
$ sudo service dionaea-phibo start
The log files can be found in the directory /var/log/dionaea/ and everything else captured and logged by the honeypot can be found in the directory /var/lib/dionaea/.