mythcat: Try pentbox like honeypot tool with Fedora 25.

PenTBox is a Security Suite that packs security and stability testing oriented tools for networks and systems.
Programmed in Ruby and oriented to GNU/Linux systems, but compatible with Windows, MacOS and every systems where Ruby works. It is free, licensed under GNU/GPLv3.
First you need to install the ruby

[root@localhost pentbox]# dnf install ruby 
Last metadata expiration check: 1:55:17 ago on Tue Mar 7 20:16:17 2017.
Dependencies resolved.
Package Arch Version Repository Size
ruby x86_64 2.3.3-61.1.fc25 updates 76 k
ruby-irb noarch 2.3.3-61.1.fc25 updates 94 k
rubygem-bigdecimal x86_64 1.2.8-61.1.fc25 updates 87 k
rubygem-did_you_mean x86_64 1.0.0-61.1.fc25 updates 219 k
rubygem-io-console x86_64 0.4.5-61.1.fc25 updates 57 k
rubygems.noarch 2.5.2-61.1.fc25
rubypick.noarch 1.1.1-5.fc24


You need also the svn. The subversion is a free/open source version control system.

[root@localhost pentbox]# dnf install svn
Last metadata expiration check: 1:59:41 ago on Tue Mar 7 20:16:17 2017.
Package subversion-1.9.5-1.fc25.x86_64 is already installed, skipping.
Dependencies resolved.
Nothing to do.

Let get the pentbox.

svn co pentbox
cd pentbox
svn update
[root@localhost pentbox]# ./pentbox.rb

PenTBox 1.5
|| ||

--------- Menu ruby2.3.3 @ x86_64-linux

1- Cryptography tools

2- Network tools

3- Web

4- License and contact

5- Exit

-> 2

1- Net DoS Tester
2- TCP port scanner
3- Honeypot
4- Fuzzer
5- DNS and host gathering
6- MAC address geolocation (

0- Back

-> 3

// Honeypot //

You must run PenTBox with root privileges.

Select option.

1- Fast Auto Configuration
2- Manual Configuration [Advanced Users, more options]

-> 1

HONEYPOT ACTIVATED ON PORT 80 (2017-03-07 22:20:30 +0200)

Now, let’s simulate one attack and see the result. Open your browser and put your_ip into address bar with port 80 and press enter key or go button:


Take a look to your terminal and see the result. You can see something like that:

INTRUSION ATTEMPT DETECTED! from your_ip:40482 (2017-03-07 22:22:07 +0200)
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: your_ip
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
Connection: keep-alive
Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1

The your_ip will fill with your ip workstation. You can also make more settings with the pentbox tool.

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