Guide to DDoS Attacks with GoldenEye

Detailed attack guide

A DoS attack uses a computer to overwhelm one with data requests to the point of crashing the system. A DDoS attack has the same target, but uses a whole computers, making the attack much more difficult to stop.

DDoS and DoS attacks are some of the most common cyber attacks we see, but how do they actually work? We'll break down each and see how they differ, as well as how you can protect yourself from both.

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In today's guide we will see how the DDoS attacks, purely for educational purposes, with its use Goldeneye.

The Goldeneye is a free open source tool available on GitHub. This is a program written in .NET Core. This tool provides many core classes and extensions that you can use in your daily work. It allows a single machine to dump another machine's web server and uses HTTP traffic. Creates a full TCP connection and then opensi only a few hundred applications at long term and regular intervals. As a result, the tool does not need to use a lot of traffic to exhaust the available connections on a server.

Features of Goldeneye

  1. Goldeneye uses HTTP traffic.
  2. The denial attack services can be executed with the help of Goldeneye by creating high traffic botnets.
  3. Goldeneye sends multiple requests to the target, resulting in botnets with high traffic.
  4. Goldeneye is an open source tool, so you can download it for free from GitHub.
  5. Goldeneye can be used to perform DDoS attacks on any web server.

Installation of the preof

Step 1: Open Kali Linux and then open your terminal. Use the following command to install the tool by cloning the GitHub repository.

git clone


Step 2: Use the following command to change to Goldeneye's directory.

cd GoldenEye


Step 3: Use the following command to display the contents of the directory and use the second command to run the tool.




Step 4: You can see that the tool is asking for a URL which means the tool is running successfully. All we have to do is give it a target!

Step 5: Use the command below to see how the tool works.

./ -h


Use of the program

Example 1: Use GoldenEye to perform a DDoS attack on any target. 's' is used to specify the number of concurrent sockets.

./ -s 1000


The tool is running successfully and started attacking the page. It helps page administrators to determine whether their page can withstand such an attack.

Example 2: To display all options for using the tool, type the following command

sudo ./ -h


Example 3: To send packets in "random" mode with 5 workers performing 10 connections each. 'm' is the type of this method.

sudo ./ -s 10 -m random


Example 4: Use GoldenEye to send packets to the target machine and capture the traffic with Wireshark.

At this point we should first open Wireshark and then run GoldenEye.

That is, in simple words, we give the wireshark command to open the program and after putting it in packet capture mode, then we give the above command

sudo ./ -s 10 -m random


The tool will start hitting the server. You can now view the captured packets in Wireshark.


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