Installation

At the time of writing the best choice to install dionaea on a server is to use Ubuntu 14.04.

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 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

Install required build dependencies before configuring and building dionaea.

$ sudo apt-get install \
    autoconf \
    automake \
    build-essential \
    check \
    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 run autreconf to build or rebuild the build scripts.

autoreconf -vi

Run configure to configure the build scripts.

./configure \
    --disable-werror \
    --prefix=/opt/dionaea \
    --with-python=/usr/bin/python3 \
    --with-cython-dir=/usr/bin \
    --with-ev-include=/usr/include \
    --with-ev-lib=/usr/lib \
    --with-emu-lib=/usr/lib/libemu \
    --with-emu-include=/usr/include \
    --with-nl-include=/usr/include/libnl3 \
    --with-nl-lib=/usr/lib

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

make
sudo make install

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.