The Smurf attack is a distributed denial-of-service attack in which large numbers of Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) packets with the intended victim’s spoofed source IP are broadcast to a computer network using an IP broadcast address.
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Smurf DOS Testing Ubuntu using Kali Linux
Flooding the target computer with data packets doesn’t have much effect on the victim. In order for the attack to be more effective, one should attack the target computer with pings from more than one computer. This attack can be used to attacker routers, web servers etc.