Subject: Re: stress test
To: ihack <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/24/2001 13:41:43
On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, ihack wrote:

> I have a webserver that I would like to stress test before I take it to
> be co-located. I would like to know if some one could recommend a
> program that would simulate a DOS attack? Also, is there anything else I
> could do to make sure that the system is absolutely stable. 

You can stress test a webserver with ApacheBench (ab) which is included
with Apache, httperf, http_load, and crashme.

Also, have a look at

As for other DoS attacks, use nmap or other tools.

   Jeremy C. Reed