Automatically starting Cowrie with systemdΒΆ

NOTE: untested

  • Copy the file docs/systemd/system/cowrie.socket to /etc/systemd/system

  • Copy the file docs/systemd/system/cowrie.service to /etc/systemd/system

  • Examine /etc/systemd/system/cowrie.service and ensure the paths are correct for your installation if you use non-standard file system locations.

  • Add entries to etc/cowrie.cfg to listen on ports via systemd. These must match your cowrie.socket configuration:

    [ssh] listen_endpoints = systemd:domain=INET6:index=0

    [telnet] listen_endpoints = systemd:domain=INET6:index=1

  • Run:

    sudo systemctl daemon-reload sudo systemctl start cowrie.service sudo systemctl enable cowrie.service