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'Honeyd' is a small daemon that creates virtual hosts on a network. The hosts can be configured to run arbitrary services, and their TCP personality can be adapted so that they appear to be running certain versions of operating systems. 'Honeyd' lets a single host claim multiple addresses on a LAN for network simulation. Users can ping and/or traceroute the virtual machines. Any type of service on the virtual machine can be simulated or proxied to another machine according to a simple configuration file.


Download version 0.8b (beta)
released on 19 April 2004



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey21 January 2004

Leaders and contributors

Niels Provos Maintainer
See the README in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use libpcap 0.7.1
Required to use libdnet 1.4
Required to use libevent 0.7b

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 January 2008.


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