Installation

At the time of writing the best choice to install dionaea on a server is to use Ubuntu 16.04, but below you can find how to install it (from source) on other distributions/operating systems.

Basic stuff

Download the source code

You can download the source code from the release page or by using the git command.

git clone https://github.com/DinoTools/dionaea.git
cd  dionaea

Arch Linux

Packages for dionaea are available from the Arch User Repository (AUR). Use a package manager like yaourt that can handle and install packages from the AUR.

Before you start install the required build tools.

$ yaourt -S base-devel

After the requirements have been installed successfully you can install dionaea. This will checkout the latest sources from the git repository, run the build process and install the package.

$ yaourt -S dionaea-git

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 systemctl start dionaea

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

Ubuntu 16.04

From Source

Before you start download the source code of dionaea.

Install required build dependencies before configuring and building dionaea. (‘ttf-liberation’ required to ‘util/gnuplotsql.py’)

sudo apt-get install \
    build-essential \
    cmake \
    check \
    cython3 \
    libcurl4-openssl-dev \
    libemu-dev \
    libev-dev \
    libglib2.0-dev \
    libloudmouth1-dev \
    libnetfilter-queue-dev \
    libnl-3-dev \
    libpcap-dev \
    libssl-dev \
    libtool \
    libudns-dev \
    python3 \
    python3-dev \
    python3-bson \
    python3-yaml \
    ttf-liberation

After all dependencies have been installed successfully create a build directory and run cmake to setup the build process.

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/dionaea ..

Now you should be able to run make to build and run make install to install the honeypot.

make
sudo make install

The new honeypot can be found in the directory /opt/dionaea.

Ubuntu 14.04

Package based

Nightly packages are provided in a Personal Package Archive (PPA). Before you start you should update all packages to get the latest security updates.

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

First of all install the 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 /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/.

From Source

Before you start download the source code of dionaea.

Install required build dependencies before configuring and building dionaea.

$ sudo apt-get install \
    build-essential \
    check \
    cmake3 \
    cython3 \
    libcurl4-openssl-dev \
    libemu-dev \
    libev-dev \
    libglib2.0-dev \
    libloudmouth1-dev \
    libnetfilter-queue-dev \
    libnl-dev \
    libpcap-dev \
    libssl-dev \
    libtool \
    libudns-dev \
    python3 \
    python3-dev \
    python3-bson \
    python3-yaml

After all dependencies have been installed successfully create a build directory and run cmake to setup the build process.

mkdir build
cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/dionaea ..

Now you should be able to run make to build and run make install to install the honeypot.

make
sudo make install

The new honeypot can be found in the directory /opt/dionaea.

3rd-party packages

The packages below are 3rd party provided, which is appreciated. If you have compiled a package for your own distribution, just send me the link or make a pull request.