How to install dionaea on Arch Linux

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

The dionaea package and its dependencies are available from the Arch User Repository (AUR). It is recommended to use a package manager like yaourt that can install packages directly from the AUR.

You have to install the required build tools before installing packages from the AUR. Run the following command to install all required tools.

$ yaourt -Sy base-devel

Now you can run the following command to install the latest version of dionaea. It will checkout the latest version from the git repository, run the build process and install the packages.

$ yaourt -S dionaea-git

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 be started by using the following command.

$ sudo systemctl start dionaea

The log files and everything else captured can be found in the directory /var/lib/dionaea/ .

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