[Snort-users] Stress testing

Siddhartha Jain s_i_d_j at ...131...
Thu Mar 29 00:30:43 EST 2001


Hi,

I guess thats pretty much that way. I could put an extra 10% CPU utilization
without any IP spoofing and with -O and an entire subnet (1-255). Don't have
the setup to test so can't try anything which might bring down the network.
:(

Siddhartha

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph Nicholas Yarbrough" <nyarbrough at ...262...>
To: "Siddhartha Jain" <s_i_d_j at ...131...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] Stress testing


> On Wednesday 21 March 2001 08:54, you wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Could anyone suggest tool/tools for stress testing an IDS. I am looking
at
> > something specifically testing an IDS and not just networks.
> >
> > Siddhartha
> >
> >
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> yeah.
>
> nmap
>
> But seriously, nmap with Aggressive scaning, OS detection, and spoof a
whole
> lot of hosts (like 200) will load it down. try to get cpu up to 100%
> sustained. If you can load the box down, you can actually get it to drop
> packets enough to get a real scan off *undetected*. this is tested in my
lab
> with an 850mhz athlon (128 meg pc133 RAM) on linux 2.2.18.
>
> -Nick


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