I want to post the follow question, but because there are several questions that are similar. This is different because i'm asking for the details of a walk through procedure of setting it up. I'm willing to offer a bounty to make it worth the effort for the person who answers it. But I don't want to get flagged for a dup. Opinions?

I know that we have several 'set up honeypot' threads.

But none of these are a walk through for noobs. What I'm looking for a Step by Step guide to setting up a honey pot. Here is what i'm looking for in a 'good' answer;

  • OS configuration (Windows/Linux/Virtual set up procedures)
  • Network Configuration (DMZ's, Port Forwards, Network Lockdown procedures)
  • Software usage & Configuration (http://www.honeynet.org/project)
  • Post-exploitation Analyses (What do I do with all these logs and files?!)
  • Any other key points that most NOOBS will most likely miss..

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That sounds more like a book than a question.

How does SSL/TLS work? is really the limit of how verbose we want to be. I think this question with the detail you've outlined would be longer. If you split each of those bullets as a very security focused question, I think that would work here.

If you did manage to complete the series on the site, compiling them all would make for a good blog article at the end.

  • Good call. Guess its time to refine it. Oct 12, 2012 at 16:09
  • A blogpost is a good idea actually
    – Luc
    Oct 12, 2012 at 16:12
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    Good idea on the blog article. Unfortunately, it seems it's going to be very tricky to get this question so that it's both reasonably scoped and applicable to a wide audience. Even the broken-up versions look like they could be chapters in a book, or volumes in a series.
    – Iszi
    Oct 12, 2012 at 17:50
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    Agree on the overly wide scope. Moreover, @DigitalFire, I think that several of these broken-down chapters would be better on Super User, rather than here - e.g. setting up your OS, network configuration, etc.
    – AviD Mod
    Oct 13, 2012 at 18:04

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