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Re: DDOS Products
From: "Drexx Laggui [personal]" <drexxl () gmail com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 00:49:05 +0800

15Nov2006 (UTC -5)

On 11/15/06, R. DuFresne <dufresne () sysinfo com> wrote:
On Sun, 12 Nov 2006, ankur jindal wrote:
> Can you please explain what do you mean by a 'good DDoS' tool? What does it
> exactly do ? I am just trying to learn what should a good tool be able to do
> in a scenario such as DDoS. I hope its not just rate limiting of traffic.

In a small DDOS attempt there are things and appliances that can help to
mitigate the issues of alot of packets passing the internet connection<s>.
But in a majot DDOS that fills your pipes there's really nothing one can
do themselves, not without the help of a larger piped upstream provider
assiting.

For pentesting, it is our understanding that DDOS is not in most cases
considered a useful concept or stratedgy.

As for what those appliacnes might do in small DDOs packet attacks, your
best source of info is from the vendors sites, provided you can read
between the fluff....

True, true... OSSTMM's Rules Of Engagement advices against DoS
testing. And if ever, doesn't allow larger sources to DoS smaller
pipes, and much less DDos.

But if one is keen on doing so as a legit pentester, one could use
nmap to spoof a connection to a chargen service on a Unix box, then
have FW-1 do network & port address translation to the target
machine's POP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet or whatever service.


HTH,

Drexx Laggui - Metro Manila, Philippines
http://www.laggui.com (work: computer forensics, pentesting, policy dev)

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