HTTPattack: An Open Source Web Stress Tool

Date Added: Jul 2009
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DDoS attacks have become a major threat to web servers. Hence there is a need to test a website for various vulnerabilities that can lead to various exploitations before deployment. Application specific solutions need to be built. To test such solutions and various research concepts, good commercial tools are not available to the research community. Existing open source tools do not scale well to simulate the required loads nor have traffic shaping features. Free tools are not scriptable to tune to the application. This paper has developed a high performance web stress tool which is extensible in response to the needs of a research community.