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honeypot

A server that is configured to detect an intruder by mirroring a real production system. It appears as an ordinary server doing work, but all the data and transactions are phony. Located either in or outside the firewall, the honeypot is used to learn about an intruder's techniques as well as determine vulnerabilities in the real system.

Honeynets
A "honeynet" is a network containing honeypots. A "virtual honeynet" is one that resides in a single server, but pretends to be a full network. See firewall, darknet, honeyproxy and honeymonkey.
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Honey Pot Grain is a centralised grain-handling site that offers an integrated service to local farmers for drying and processing wheat, oil seed rape and making barley.
This honey pot is by Minton, and thanks to their practice of impressing their wares with a date code we can be unusually precise in dating it: it was made in 1854 to a design registered two years earlier, an embossed pattern of vine leaves and berries known as Pompeiian, inspired by pottery excavated from the ruins of Pompeii.
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Store staff at Llandudno Junction joined representatives from the charities to launch the year-long project by gathering around a giant honey pot dressed as bees, reflecting one of the main projects that will be supported with cash raised by The Co-operative.
Honey pots are the security items which eliminate danger from hackers.
The helicopter was coming over and on some streets, there were literally thousands of people out because when the word got out the shops were going to get hit, they were like bees round a honey pot to go looting.
And it can be easily reversed by placing the honey pot in a hot water bath with the lid open for several minutes.
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The Enlightenment is not 'the intellectual honey pot from which the origins of the modern world were to be sought'.
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This type of honey pot is called a "research honey pot," and this function sounds suspiciously like counterintelligence and law-enforcement activity, not service provider activity.
Symantec Corp has released three new products in the intrusion detection system (IDS) space, including new versions of the packet analysis and honey pot technologies it acquired along with Recourse Technologies Inc in July 2002.