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Physical vs. Virtual Honeypots: Virtual honeypots


Here are the advantages of virtual honeypots
It's logistically a lot simpler, since it requires a single physical machine which can be one that's already lying around
The host is a natural gateway since all network traffic has to pass through it anyway
Logging is done directly to the host rather than over the network. Later, there is a description of a mechanism to do logging in such a way that root inside the honeypot can't interfere with it, or even detect it
The honeypot can be distributed on a CD rather than a pallet