An Advanced Honeypot System for Efficient Capture and Analysis of Network Attack Traffic

  ijett-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
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Volume-3 Issue-5                       
Year of Publication : 2012
Authors :  Balaji Darapareddy , Vijayadeep Gummadi


Balaji Darapareddy , Vijayadeep Gummadi. "An Advanced Honeypot System for Efficient Capture and Analysis of Network Attack Traffic". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V3(5):616-621 Sep-Oct 2012. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


A Honeypot is an information system resource used to divert attackers and hackers away from critical resources as well as a tool to study an attacker’s methods. One of the most widely used tools is honeyd for creating honeyp ots. The logs generated by honeyd can grow very large in size when there is heavy attack traffic in the system, thus consuming a lot of disk space. The huge log size poses difficulty when they are processed and analyzed by security analysts as they consume a lot of time and resources. We propose a system which addresses these issues. It has two important modules. The first module is to capture packets in the network ie either lan or web. The second module is a analyzer the captured packets in order to gener ate summarized captured packet information and graphs for the security administrators. This application also monitors packet information regarding web traffic. The experimental results show that the space required by log file reduces significantly and re ports generated dynamically as per user needs.


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