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goldeneye(1) HTTP DoS test tool goldeneye(1)


goldeneye - HTTP DoS test tool


goldeneye <URL> [OPTIONS]


GoldenEye is a HTTP DoS Test Tool. This tool can be used to test if a site is susceptible to Deny of Service (DoS) attacks. Is possible to open several parallel connections against a URL to check if the web server can be compromised.

The program tests the security in networks and uses 'HTTP Keep Alive + NoCache' as attack vector.


File with user-agents to use. Default: randomly generated. On Debian systems, there are lists of user-agents at /usr/share/goldeneye/useragents/ directory.
Number of concurrent workers. Default: 10.
Number of concurrent sockets. Default: 500.
HTTP method to use. Values: 'get', 'post' and 'random'. Default: get.
Enable debug mode [more verbose output].
Show this help.


GoldenEye can create several concurrent workers and it can use all local resources. Choose good parameters to avoid local problems.


GoldenEye was written by Jan Seidl <>.

This manual page was written by Joao Eriberto Mota Filho <> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Mar 2016 GOLDENEYE 1.2.0