Stress Test tools | Kali Linux

The stress test is used to test the system for stability. This testing intentionally creates traffic more than normal operational capacity—however, many tools are available, both open-source and paid-for stress testing. As an information security expert, you should know about these tools to test the availability of the system.

Kali Linux is an Advanced Penetration Testing Linux distribution used for Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and network security assessments. Here is the list of stress testing tools available in Kali Linux.

1. DHCPig
DHCPig is an advanced DHCP exhaustion attack available on Kali Linux.  It exhausts all IPs in LAN and prevents new users from connecting LAN.

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2. FunkLoad
FunkLoad is written in python and mainly use for both functional and load testing.

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3. iaxflood
This tool is used to send a UDP Inter-Asterisk_eXchange (i.e. IAX) packet to the destination address.

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4. Inundator
Inundator is a tool used to flood Intrusion Detection System (IDS) logs to hide the real attacks from the attacker.

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5. inviteflood
This tool inviteflood with SIP/SDP INVITE message over UDP/IP.

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6. ipv6-toolkit
ipv6-toolkit is a set of IPv6 security assessment and troubleshooting tools. This tool has a wide range of features from packet-crafting tools to sending arbitrary Neighbor Discovery packets to the most comprehensive IPv6 network scanning tool.

 7. mdk3
This tool is used to exploit common IEEE 802.11 protocol weaknesses.

8. Reaver
This tool implements a brute force attack against Wifi Protected Setup (WPS) registrar PINs in order to recover WPA/WPA2 passphrases.

9. rtpflood
A command line interface tool is used to flood any device that is processing RTP.

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10. SlowHTTPTest
SlowHTTPTest helps in the simulation of Application Layer Denial of Service attacks.

11. t50
Multi-protocol packet injector tool which supports 15 protocols.

12. Termineter
This tool is a framework written in python to provide a platform for the security testing of smart meters. It implements the C12.18 and C12.19 protocols for communication.

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13. THC-IPV6
A complete tool set to attack the inherent protocol weaknesses of IPV6 and ICMP6, and includes an easy-to-use packet factory library.

This tool is used to verify the performance of SSL.

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3 Responses

  1. Van Diesel says:

    Nice collection of tools..

  2. Ranuka says:

    I have used some tools in this list for load testing..

  3. Rishi says:

    great help

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