Tool and Usage

The sshesame tool provides an SSH honeypot. It accepts connections and then logs any commands that are tried to be executed on the host system.

Why this tool?

A honeypot can provide valuable insights on commands that automated scripts perform or attackers. By running a honeypot like sshesame, connection details and commands are stored for later analysis. The system itself won't execute the actual commands, to prevent any damage to it.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a honeypot and SSH honeypot.

sshesame is commonly used for learning or threat discovery. Target users for this tool are security professionals and system administrators.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available


  • - No releases on GitHub available

Author and Maintainers

Sshesame is under development by Kristóf Jakab.


Support operating systems

Sshesame is known to work on Linux.

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Project details
Latest releaseNo release found
License(s)Apache License 2.0
Last updatedSept. 29, 2017

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