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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Install Dionaea on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

Dionaea is a low interaction honeypot which offers the following services SMB, HTTP, FTP and TFTP. It's pretty easy to install (once you know how) but it helps to know a few quick tricks.

For alternative install instructions, see:

Add the Dionaea repositories:
:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:honeynet/nightly
:~$ sudo apt-get update

Install Dionaea:
:~$ sudo apt-get install dionaea

After you've installed Dionaea, set up the directories:
:~$ sudo mkdir -p /var/dionaea/wwwroot
:~$ sudo mkdir -p /var/dionaea/binaries
:~$ sudo mkdir -p /var/dionaea/bitstreams
:~$ sudo mkdir -p /var/dionaea/log
:~$ sudo chown -R nobody:nogroup /var/dionaea/

Update the Config file with the new Directories:
:~$ sudo mv /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf.dist /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf
:~$ sudo sed -i 's/var\/dionaea\///g' /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf
:~$ sudo sed -i 's/log\//\/var\/dionaea\/log\//g' /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf

Before starting Dionaea, edit the Configuration which is located at /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf. First I suggest that you reduce the amount of logging. Set the levels from all to warning,error:
logging = {
    default = {
      file = "/var/dionaea/log/dionaea.log"
      levels = "warning,error"
      domains = "*"
    errors = {
       file = "/var/dionaea/log/dionaea-errors.log"
       levels = "warning,error"
       domains = "*"

Next, edit the listen dection. Change the mode from getifaddrs (automatic) to manual, to ensure your install is reachable from the Internet:
listen =
   mode = "manual"
   addrs = { eth0 = ["::"] }

Finally, start Dionaea as Deamon:
:~$ sudo dionaea -c /etc/dionaea/dionaea.conf -w /var/dionaea -u nobody -g nogroup -D

Monday, 29 August 2011

Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome:

Photoshop Handsome was originally released in 2009 but it didn't come to my attention until Everything Everything performed on an episode of Channel 4's Abbey Road Debuts last week (it may have been a repeat?).

Anyway, cool track :-)

Friday, 1 July 2011

Windows Phone 7: Can't download from the Marketplace:

For the last two days when I've tried to download anything from the WP Marketplace, I've been receiving the below error:
Can't get this information at the moment. Check again in a little while

Also, when I attempted to perform available app updates, I received the below error:
The Windows Live ID service is unavailable at the moment. Try again later

I also noticed that I could only listen to the first 30 seconds of tracks on the Zune Marketplace on my phone (I have a Zune Pass).

The solution was to visit and change my Windows Live ID password. I then rebooted my phone and navigated to Settings >> Email & Accounts and changed my Windows Live password. Changing my password re-synced my Windows Live ID and allowed me to use my phone as normal.

WARNING! If you change your Windows Live ID password, you'll also need to change it on any other Live services you use (such as Xbox Live or Zune etc).

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Weezer - Dreamin':

This has to be one of my favourite Weezer tracks :-)