Honeypots

The Honeypots Maillist is a lightly moderated public maillist dedicated to developing and sharing the understanding of honeypot value, uses, deployment, and research. Its goal is to bring together people and organizations interested in the research, development, or security applications of honeypots and honeypot related technologies.

Examples of topics that apply
- What a honeypot is
- Examples of honeypots
- Value of honeypots
- Different typs and uses of honeypots and related technologies
- Experiences with different types of honeypots
- Honeypot HOWTO's
- Legal issues
- Risk
- Management of honeypots

Examples of material that does not apply
- Commercial advertising. Products by users may be discussed and evaluated, however any 'vendor promoting', as determined by the moderator, is strictly forbiden.
- Data findings. Information about attacks, Worms, etc discovered with honeypots should be shared with the incidents@securityfocus.com maillist.

0 Administrivia

0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is the Honeypot maillist?
0.1.2 What is appropriate content?
0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?
0.1.4 Is the list moderated?
0.1.5 Who is the moderator?

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was Honeypot maillist created?
0.2.2 Why was the Honeypot maillist created?
0.2.3 Where can I start learning about honeypots?

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?
0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?
0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?
0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?
0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?
0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?
0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?
0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "Honeypots" to the subject line of each message?
0.3.9 How can I tell whether I am subscribed to the list?



0 Administrivia
0.1 Charter
0.1.1 What is the Honeypot maillist?

The Honeypot maillist is dedicated to the research, development, and understanding of honeypots and honeypot releated technologies.

0.1.2 What is appropriate content?

Please follow the guidelines below on what kind of information should be posted to the Honeypot mailing list. The following are examples of general questions that could be posted to the mailing list:

0.1.3 What is inappropriate content?

0.1.4 Is the list moderated?

Yes.

0.1.5 Who are the moderators?

Lance Spitzner lance@honeynet.org

0.2 History
0.2.1 When was Honeypot maillist created?

Honeypot maillist was created on Monday, the 19th of November, 2001 by Security-Focus Inc.

0.2.2 Why was Honeypot maillist created?

Honeypots are a relatively undocumented and misunderstood technology. It is hoped that this forum will create greater understanding and awareness of what honeypots are and their value to the security community.

0.2.3 Where can I start learning about honeypots?

The following paper is recommended as a starting point, Honeypots: Definitions and Values

0.3 List Management
0.3.1 How do I subscribe?

Send an e-mail message to honeypots-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.2 How do I unsubscribe?

Send an e-mail message to honeypots-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.3 How do I disable mail delivery temporarily?

Unsubscribe from the list and resubscribe to start receiving mailing list traffic again.

0.3.4 Is the list available in a digest format?

Yes. The digest is generated once a day.

0.3.5 How do I subscribe to the digest?

Send an e-mail message to honeypots-digest-subscribe@securityfocus.com. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.6 How do I unsubscribe from the digest?

Send an e-mail message to honeypots-digest-unsubscribe@securityfocus.com from the subscribed address. The contents of the subject or message body do not matter. You will receive a confirmation request message to which you will have to answer.

0.3.7 I seem to not be able to unsubscribe. What is going on?

You are probably subscribed from a different address than that from which you are sending commands to LISTSERV from. Either send email from the appropriate address or email the moderator to be unsubscribed manually.

0.3.8 Can you add a tag like "[Honeypots]" to the subject line of each message?

At this time, this option is not available.

0.3.9 How can I tell whether I am subscribed to the list?

Send an e-mail message to honeypots-query@securityfocus.com. If you want to test whether you are subscribed to the digest send an e-mail message to honeypots-digest-query@securityfocus.com.


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