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How to generate a broadcast storm for testing purposes?

Posted on 2007-03-26
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Hi!

I'm looking for a simple, free tool to simulate a broadcast storm on my network.  I am implementing some measures on a customer's network switches to minimize the impact of a broadcast storm and would like to be able to test my implementation when done by simulating a broadcast storm.  My perfect solution would be a free Windows GUI or command line tool that doesn't require too much knowledge of packet crafting.  I've seen Nemesis and some others, but am not sure if it is easy to create a broadcast storm with them.  Your advice is always appreciated!  
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Hi,

Tryout Smurf. Please read this article:

http://pintday.org/whitepapers/dos-smurf.shtml
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by:JohnDemerjian
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Hi uetian1707.  I read the article.  How do I implement a Smurf attack?  The article explained the attack but didn't give me an easy way to do it.  Again, I want to focus on broadcasts and I'm hoping to stay away from a huge time investment.  I've got a lot on my plate...   Your opinions are greatly appreciated!
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Hi,

This is the code of the smurf. Please read the article:

http://www.phreak.org/archives/exploits/denial/smurf.c
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by:JohnDemerjian
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Hi

That's not simple.  I'll find another way.  Thanks for trying.
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DToolshed earned 250 total points
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You may find DBProbe usefull http://www.ntsecurity.nu/toolbox/dbprobe/ 
It runs at Windows command prompt.

I also remember something called WinARPAttacker. Do a search in the Tools section at http://www.securityfocus.com/ and you may find something to use.
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DToolshed

this is what i was looking for.  thanks!
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