Setting up a wireless network can be a challenge in the fact that when you start you wireless equipment they are originally unprotected. Before I get into that situation, I would like to test the waters and see what is lurking around so to speak. One way to do that is to set up what is known as a honey pot. This will lure everyone who is laying in wait to snoop your network for the damage they can. There are a zillion ways to do it, this just the way I decided to try it and there are certainly probably better ways to do it. I will probably leave it running for a while before I setup our own wireless. At this point we do not use wireless.
Probably take and old p1 with a two or better gig hd and both a wired and wireless nic (network interface card), then install a minimal debian etch from floppy also using the wired connection plus a network update to lenny.
Etch floppy install
Upgrade to Lenny
Add a minimal web server with fake pages for google and the like. Add a home page that has links for fake docs with psuedo technical stuff. There will be some examples later in the article.
Setting up web pages
Of course I will have to salt the hosts file with fake addresses for the google page and the like. Reminds me of the days of Cliff Stoll. The hosts file can let your sytem know where to find web sites on the net. For example: http://www.google.com becomes 18.104.22.168 as a sort of computer phone number known as the ipaddress.
we will use “sudo vim /etc/hosts” to insert the fake addresses.
Host file example:
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
to be continued………