- A Linux machine (any version is OK, BackTrack is good, I used Ubuntu 10.04)
- A Windows attacker (any version is OK, I used Windows XP)
Start the Linux machine and log in. Open a Terminal window. Ping ubuntu.com and make sure you are getting replies. If you are not, you need to fix your networking before you can proceed.
In the Terminal window, execute this command:
You should see only one letter in the grid, indicating that only one client is being served at the moment, as shown below on this page.
Click Downloads. Click HttpDosTool3.6.zip. Download the file and unzip it.
In the URL box, enter http:// followed by the IP address of your Linux Apache server.
Start with these parameters, which are sufficient to bring Apache to a total stop:
Click the "Run attack" button. You should see the "HTTP Attack information" box, as shown below on this page.
You should see the grid full of letters, indicating that all possible connections are in use, as shown below on this page.
Make sure you can see the status grid filled with letters, as shown in the image above on this page.
Save a screen image with the filename Proj 16 from Your Name.
Email the image to [email protected] with a Subject line of Proj 16 from Your Name.
Last modified: 8-2-11