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    Default dos attacks within backtrack

    I researched and found a few simple ones built into metasploit, but is there any other tools in backtrack that can preform a dos attack? So far my home server is not affected by the SYN flood on the metasploit framework, I was looking for something else I could test it with. Any recommendations would be great I could just install onto backtrack.

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    Spy from Anonymous?

    The simplest DDOS I can come up for about your home server is pressing the power button. A DOS is not a specific attack, it is the end result of an attack (namely a denial of service). A syn flood is simply a means to an end.

    For instance, if you exploited your server, got root access, and gave the shutdown command, that would be a very effective DDOS.
    Other things would be ARP poisoning on the home network, and perhaps just saturating the thing with file transfers.
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    Backtrack is a pentesting distribution, why would we need such tools ?
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    Default Re: dos attacks within backtrack

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Backtrack is a pentesting distribution, why would we need such tools ?
    You may not have a use for it, but I use backtrack to help test my networks with my limited knowledge. I use it for ARP spoofing, and metasploit to test the vulnerabilities in the windows boxes. I recently setup a web server for a project with one of my friends, and I wanted to look into preventing DoS attacks. I noticed metasploit had built in ones which is on backtrack, so I was curious if any other tools on backtrack would have any since I am not familiar with all the tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Backtrack is a pentesting distribution, why would we need such tools ?
    The name says it all "Penetration Testing" that why

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    You all should stop trying to be skid stains and actually go read what a Denial of Service and a Distributed Denial of Service are, then read how they would apply to a Penetration test. They generally do not. If you want to DoS something unplug the cables wait x hours, since you just DoS'ed your target.
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