How to install dionaea on Ubuntu 14.04

In this article I will show how to install and setup the latest nightly version of the dionaea honeypot.

At the time of writing the best choice to install dionaea on a server is to use Ubuntu 14.04 as OS and the nightly packages provided in a Personal Package Archive (PPA). Before you start you should update all packages to get the latest security fixes.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

First of all 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

If everything worked without any errors you should be able to install the dionaea package.

$ sudo apt-get install dionaea

After the installation has been completed you may want to edit the config file at /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf . If everything looks fine the dionaea service can bee started by using the following command.

$ sudo service dionaea 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/ .

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