Mausezahn is a fast traffic generator which allows you to send nearly every possible and impossible packet. Mausezahn can be used, for example, as a traffic generator to stress multicast networks, for penetration testing of firewalls and IDS, for simulating DoS attacks on networks, to find bugs in network software or appliances, for reconnaissance attacks using ping sweeps and port scans, or to test network behavior under strange circumstances. Mausezahn gives you full control over the network interface card and allows you to send any byte stream you want (even violating Ethernet rules).
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
Important bugfixes and some interesting new features:
· Configured packets can now be grouped to 'packet sequences', optionally with additional delays between each packet chain. Use the 'sequence' command to enter the sequence configuration mode. Only in interactive mode.
· IP auto-fragmentation is now supported in interactive mode. For every IP-based packet you can configure a 'fragment-size' and optionally a 'fragment- overlap'.
· Direct mode, jitter measurements: Now uses consistently the ssrc option to distinguish different RTP streams.
· Corrected PVST+ spanning tree packets in both direct and interactive mode (and exhaustively tested).
· Direct mode: Loose Source Route option works now correctly (tested it in Cisco network).
· Interactice mode: 'start' command has been renamed to 'run'. Also improved packet selection with this command, using IDs or names. Also sequences can be started that way.
· Lots of bugfixes, more and less critical.