How to bring down a server

How to bring down a server :

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Okay this is gonna be a super quick tutorial.Some times when you want to make a big impact, a small action is enough!! but first a notice:

THIS TUTORIAL IS ONLY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. DO NOT MISUSE IT . DO NOT USE IT AGAINST ANYONE’S SITE OR SERVER. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG . AGAIN THIS IS ONLY EDUCATIONAL.

Today we are gonna concentrate on how to bring down a server.Usually when you give too many request to a server or a site it tends to crash.(also known as ping)

Requirements : Any Ubuntu based Linux (ex. Linux mint, Ubuntu, etc etc.)
The first step is to install a program called “siege” this is a command line program.This Task is a pretty small one.
This program is actually used by administrator  to check the strength of their website
which essentially means we can also use it to overload the site and bring it down.

The simple steps for installation are
  1. Go to your terminal
  2. Type in sudo apt-get install siege
  3. Type your admin password
  4. It will install

NOW TO ACTUALLY PERFORM THE TASK..

  • Go to your terminal
  • Type siege -c20 <>  (example:  siege -c20 www.example.com)
  • Press enter
  • It will start the “battle”
  • To stop the attack close the terminal ot press “ctrl+z”

Here  “-c” indicates how many concurrent users.. meaning how strong the attack should be.! (this depends on your computers processor (if you have single core then 200 is max, if you have a more powerful comp, then 5000,10000 etc etc)

Note:This Process may or may not work. powerful servers like Google or yahoo cannot be brought down with a single computer. keep this in mind this can be super powerful if you want!
please experiment it out and let me know what you think in the comments.

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