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DDoS testing tools or services

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Any testing tools or services (cloud services is also ok) for DDoS?
My client wants to test their defense mechanism against DDoS (not DoS).

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There are layer 7 ddos which need not necessarily be of high bandwidth but target protocol flaws. check out slowloris , slow http  post attack, there is recent apache killer script. having said that, there is a defcon 18 session stating thunderclap which uses EC2 to perform ddos. should be easily Google on those keywords.

There are also tools such as loic  and hoic but the challenge is having generating throughput much needed with many instances. importantly, doing all these should be taken with great care as it can be having unnecessary outages. have safeguards in case to put it offline promptly.
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If you look into testing your environment I highly recommend taking a look at black track Linux[1], it is my personal favorite when it comes to security checks in basically any kind of IT environment. They already provide a huge collection of packages out of the box but you can add even further more advanced tools through their repositories.

[1]: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ 
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