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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Causing a denial of service

In this recipe, we will use Iaxflood to cause a denial of service on a target SIP device. A denial-of-service attack is designed to send enough traffic across the network (LAN or WAN) that causes a device to become unavailable to legitimate users. In this case, we are using Iaxflood to perform the attack on an Asterisk PBX system. Similarly, Inviteflood could be utilized to flood a target with "invite" requests until it cannot keep up with the traffic sent and denies all traffic.

Getting ready

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • You will need an Internet or intranet connection to perform this recipe
  • You will also need SIP or PBX devices on your network

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of causing a denial-of-service ...

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