[Openvas-devel] Updated OMP Specification

Michael Wiegand michael.wiegand at intevation.de
Thu Jan 29 10:24:56 CET 2009


Hello,

I have updated the OMP specification, based on your feedback, analysis
of the client code and a few new ideas. :)

You can find the update specification together with the change request
at:
http://www.openvas.org/openvas-cr-28.html

Main changes include:
- The unique ID is now assigned by the client; this should help the
  client to better differntiate between response for multiple new_task
  requests.
- IDs are included in most responses to improve error handling.
- A lot of information has been moved from elements to attributes to
  improve the OMP structure and to simplify parsing.
- Four new commands have been added: get_rules, get_certificates,
  get_preferences and get_dependencies.
- Some elements and attributes have been renamed in favor of a more
  consistent naming scheme.
- The get_nvt_details_oid and get_nvt_details_all commands have been
  merged into the get_nvt_details command which now takes an optional
  oid attribute.

Those decisions are not intended to be final, especially the placement
of data in elements or attributes. If you have any suggestions, I am
looking forward to your feedback.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions and to point out
inconsistencies.

Regards,

Michael

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