security/honeyd - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Small daemon that creates virtual hosts on a network

Honeyd is a small daemon that creates virtual hosts on a network.
The hosts can be configured to run arbitrary services, and their
personality can be adapted so that they appear to be running certain
operating systems. Honeyd enables a single host to claim multiple
addresses - I have tested up to 65536 - on a LAN for network
simulation. Honeyd improves cyber security by providing mechanisms
for threat detection and assessment. It also deters adversaries by
hiding real systems in the middle of virtual systems.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/cwrappers devel/libtool-base

Runtime dependencies

security/honeyd-arpd devel/libdnsres net/libdnet devel/pcre devel/libdnsres net/libdnet devel/pcre

Binary packages


Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options

Enable Python support.

Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.

Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.