hping is nice for sending a bunch of traffic just to test certain reactions of remote machines etc.. Here are some cool ways to use it and some useful links on more info.

Start a flood of icmp packets with a rand src:

hping –rand-source –flood –icmp -V

 Do 500pps with just one src: 
hping -i u2000 –icmp -V

Here, we use the -i u2000 which tells hping to send a packet every 2000us which is 500 packets per second. You can figure out what this value should be by doing “1e+6/pps”

Through the –flood option, I can get around 400kpps out of a 10G link (with those icmp packets).

Some linkage:



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