Mid-interaction honeypots do not include a real operating system like low interaction honeypots.
Classification of Honeypots,  Factors Low Interaction Medium Interaction Infection Probability Low Medium Real Operating System No No Setup Easy Difficult Very Maintenance Easy Easy Risk Low Medium Hacking Expectation No No Control Expectation No No Knowhow for Setup Low Low Knowhow for Development Low High Data Collection Limited Medium Interaction Service Emulation Depend on Expectation Real Operating System No No Factors High Interaction Infection Probability High Real Operating System Yes Setup Easy Difficult Maintenance Medium Risk High Hacking Expectation Yes Control Expectation Yes Knowhow for Setup High Knowhow for Development Medium-High Data Collection Detailed Interaction Full control Real Operating System Yes Table 2.
I fact it is not a real operating system
, generally it is mostly just library with functions to run a web server on small embedded devices.
A high involvement honeypot produces genuine services and vulnerabilities by providing a real operating system
for the attacker to interact with.
He sees NT as the competition and says that Linux is "a real operating system
" which is what "NT hopes to become." However, despite claiming that Linux is more stable and more reliable than NT, he notes that "in the computer business the better mouse-trap seldom wins so we've got our marketing work cut out for us." However, the government's efforts at curtailing Microsoft's alleged anti-competitive practices make that task somewhat less arduous.
Each environment is running on real machines with real operating systems
and real browsers.
Ideally, the oil and gas company's IT team will install its own open platform communications (OPC) software, be able to run popular protocols and use real operating systems for the highest level of authenticity.
The deception solution should run real operating systems, extensive protocol emulations and have the ability to load an oil and gas company's OPC software, which makes the deception engagement server indistinguishable from production SCADA devices.
* Under classic hydronic theory, and accounting for how little designers properly account for proportionality in system design, an automatic flow limiting valve is the minimum required device to compensate for the swings in flow that real operating systems
do show in performance.