How To Install goldeneye on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install goldeneye on Kali Linux. goldeneye is HTTP DoS test tool

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install goldeneye on Kali Linux.

What is goldeneye

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.

This package is useful for pentesters.

There are three ways to install goldeneye on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install goldeneye Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install goldeneye using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install goldeneye

Install goldeneye Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install goldeneye using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install goldeneye

Install goldeneye Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install goldeneye using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install goldeneye

How To Uninstall goldeneye on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the goldeneye package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove goldeneye

Uninstall goldeneye And Its Dependencies

To uninstall goldeneye and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove goldeneye

Remove goldeneye Configurations and Data

To remove goldeneye configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge goldeneye

Remove goldeneye configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove goldeneye configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge goldeneye

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install goldeneye using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.