Frequently asked questions

Do I need to copy all the content of cowrie.cfg.dist to cowrie.cfg?

No, Cowrie merges your local settings in cowrie.cfg and the default settings will automatically be read from cowrie.cfg.dist

Why certain commands aren’t implemented?

Implementing all possible UNIX commands in Python is not worth the time and effort. Cowrie tries to provide most common commands used by attackers of the honeypot. If you see attackers use a command that you’d like to see implemented, please let us know, or send a pull request.