An Initial Investigation into the Performance of the Honeyd Virtual Honeypot System
University of South Australia
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science / Centre for Security Research
There are various tools available on the Internet, which can help in determining the operating system of a host by examining details in the way the TCP/IP stack was implemented within that operating system. This method is called TCP/IP fingerprinting which has proven to be a reasonably reliable method of determining a victim hosts operating system. This paper will examine the efficiency and performance of a new network defence tool called honeyd which is a deceptive virtual honeypot system that uses deceptive OS fingerprinting.