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DDOS alerting service

SIDN Fund offers financial support for DDOS alerting service

Within our HoneyNED chapter two people are working on DDOS detection techniques by using honeypot technology. The knowledge about which DDOS attacks are 'running' and which sites are under attack is interesting for a broader audience than our HoneyNED chapter. We've decided to start creating a public DDOS alerting service and applied for financial support here for by SIDN Fund.
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Revitalizing a Centralised Honeypot Framework

Bringing the dead back to life
In early 2005 the SURFids Framework, later renamed to SURFcert IDS, was developed ( The unique concept was the centralised detection approach, based on honeypots, with decentralised sensors running OpenVPN. From a marketing perspective ‘IDS’ was chosen in the name, in that age a popular term. Many organisations worldwide have used this open-source framework, however with a last update on the code in 2011, the project slowly died.
In early 2015, several members of the HoneyNED project (, being part of HoneyNet (, decided to revitalize SURFids under a new name: Anansi
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