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DoS Step-by-Step: Testing Broadcast Amplification from Solaris


Revision: 1.3 - Date: 2000/03/23 01:25:48 GMT

% /usr/sbin/ping -s <Network-or-Broadcast-IP-Address> 0 10

This will send ICMP Echo Request packets with 0 length, and either wait for 10 replies, or 10 requests to be sent.

If your network is acting as an amplification site you will see something like this containing "X.XX times amplification":

----PING Statistics----
2 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 5.00 times amplification

If your ping results are showing "amplification" go back to Step 2.1.

If your network is NOT acting as an amplification site you will see something like this containing "100% packet loss":

----PING Statistics----
10 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss