(Windows 2000 / XP / 2003)
EtherFlood floods a switched network with Ethernet frames with random hardware addresses. The effect on some switches is that they start sending all traffic out on all ports so you can sniff all traffic on the network.
Download the zip file and extract the files inside. Look for instructions in the Q&A for how to install the necessary driver. Then run the EtherFlood program from a Command Prompt.
Q: When I double-click on the exe file a window comes up and disappears immediately. What's wrong?
A: You must run the file from a Command Prompt.
Q: Why doesn't EtherFlood work?
A: Perhaps your switch isn't vulnerable to this attack. If all the LED's on the switch are blinking rapidly but you still don't see all network traffic the switch is probably immune.
Q: How do I install the driver in Windows 2000?
A: Right-click on My Network Places and select Properties. Right-click on one of the Local Area Connections and select Properties. Click on Install, then Protocol and Add. Click on Have Disk, then Browse. Find the directory where the unzipped files are located and double-click on the EthDrv.inf file. From there things should be obvious.
Q: How do I install the driver in Windows XP?
A: Click Start, then Control Panel, Network and Internet Connections, and Network Connections. Right-click on one of the Local Area Connections and select Properties. Click Install, Protocol, then Add. Click Have disk and then Browse. Find the directory where the unzipped files are located and double-click on the EthDrv.inf file. From there things should be obvious.
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