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comment How is a ddos simulation any different from a real attack?
Companies like here parabon.com/frontier-products-services-support seem to have large computing resources for providing ddos services. I was not able to see how much it was. Considering the fact that a simple DoS simulation is free, I'm curious as to how much companies value a full throttle ddos attack service from a company who has a huge grid. These grids are pretty much "legal equivalents" of botnets. Could you, by any chance, estimate how much such a service may cost?
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comment How is a ddos simulation any different from a real attack?
But if it's possible to conduct load testing with DoS simulation, doesn't that potentially mean that resources are not too much of an issue? My suspicion is that not having huge machine numbers might make it difficult to generate a sufficiently diverse array of IP addresses, because there are ways to distinguish between spoofed ones and genuine ones.
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comment How is a ddos simulation any different from a real attack?
Simulation definitely seems to provide value for conducting load testing. But if I were to seek IT security/incidence response drills, then simulation is not very effective. Correct?
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