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19 Oct, 2016 01:00 PM

Hi everyone,

I have a simple question about arachni, I would like to know if there are some risks using it, I mean, to create a DDOS is possible scaning a web site?

I would like to use it in several applications of my company, but I don't want to generate DDOS.

Thanks in advanced.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 19 Oct, 2016 01:05 PM

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    Yes, but the default settings are modest and the system will throttle itself down if it detects that the server is having trouble handling the load.

    Still, if you want to play it safe, you can configure it to be less aggressive:

    I should mention that you shouldn't scan production sites with Arachni or any scanner, there's no telling how the webapp will behave.


  2. Tasos Laskos closed this discussion on 24 Oct, 2016 08:59 AM.

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