Kippo is typically the go to application for information security researchers looking to set up an SSH honeypot. Likewise the Cowire honeypot is forked from the Kippo project. I personally believe that Cowire is better than Kippo and has fixed some common issues within Kippo. Below I go through a simple instillation of Cowire on Ubuntu 14.04. Within the coming posts I will show some of the common ways attackers detect a Cowire/Kippo instance, and its short comings. Please keep in mind that I mean no disrespect to the developers of the Kippo honeypot! They have provided the most used honeypot on the internet today and have truly done a remarkable job.