pown-buster v2.7.2 releases: powerful web file and folder discovery tool
Pown Buster is a web file and folder discovery tool.
Pown Buster is written such as that none of the requests and internal scheduling mechanisms is blocking. Although I was initially sceptical that this is going to lead to significant performance improvements, it turns out that it does. I compared the performance to other tools written in more concurrent languages such as go. It appears that Pown Buster is at least 6 times faster in default configuration when compared to these tools.
That being said, speed is not always a good thing. In my own tests, many servers will start throwing 5xx errors if you are sending too fast. You can control the concurrency of the tool using –request-concurrency and –load-concurrency options. The former caps how many concurrent requests you would like to send to the server as the name suggests. The later is slightly trickier. This option indicates how many concurrent operations can be pre-loaded in advance. The higher the number the more Promises will be instantiated in advance increasing the performance but at the same time increasing the memory profile. The lower the number the less memory will be used but more operations have to fetch at some intermediary point. If you are dealing with huge-dictionaries this option helps control the tool behaviour without making your hardware sweat. In normal circumstances, you may want to leave this option alone and use –request-concurrency instead.
If installed globally as part of Pown.js invoke like this:
$ pown buster
Otherwise, install this module from the root of your project:
$ npm install @pown/buster --save
Once done, invoke pown buster like this:
$ ./node_modules/.bin/pown-cli buster
Pown Buster comes with an optional text interface which comes handy when investigating all results in detail. Use either -b or –blessed options to activate it. Using this feature will not result in performance degradation.
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