Mausezahn is a free fast traffic generator written in C which allows you to send nearly every possible and impossible packet. Mausezahn's MOPS subsystem (Mausezahn's Own Packet System) supports an interactive mode with a Cisco-style command line interface (CLI). In order to activate this interactive mode, execute Mausezahn using the -x argument, optionally followed by an arbitrary TCP port number, such as
# mz -x 99
in which case you can connect to Mausezahn via
$ telnet 127.0.0.1 99
If no port number is specified, Mausezahn uses the default port number 25542 (which is the date of towel day followed by the answer to the universe and everything; however, you don't need to understand this in order to continue).
Login credentials as well as other MOPS-related parameters can be specified in the Mausezahn configuration file mz.cfg located in etc/mausezahn. Currently, user-specific configuration files are not supported.
If no configuration file is present Mausezahn assumes the following default login credentials:
Currently only login credentials can be configured within the configuration file. Here is an example content of /etc/mausezahn/mz.cfg:
Additional configuration options will be officially supported with the next releases.
Visit www.perihel.at/sec/mz/ for Mausezahn news and additional information.
This manual page was written by Herbert Haas <herbert AT perihel DOT at>, for the Debian project.