First what Fierce is not. Fierce is not an IP scanner, it is not a DDoS tool, it is not designed to scan the whole internet or perform any un-targeted attacks. It is meant specifically to locate likely targets both inside and outside a corporate network. Only those targets are listed (unless the -nopattern switch is used). No exploitation is performed (unless you do something intentionally malicious with the -connect switch). Fierce is a reconnaissance tool. Fierce is a Perl script that quickly scans domains (usually in just a few minutes, assuming no network lag) using several tactics.