[Openvas-devel] Concurrent hosts and tests options

Felix Wolfsteller felix.wolfsteller at intevation.de
Wed Sep 2 08:35:08 CEST 2009


Outcome is: you should have maximally (#maxhost * #maxchecks) processes that 
run NVTs at the same time (per scan) + 1 openvasd "main" process + 1 openvasd 
process per scan serving the client and doing scheduling etc.
Note though that there are some hardcoded limits (20 for checks I think).

-- felix

On Tuesday 01 September 2009 23:26:02 Geoff Galitz wrote:
> Thanks Thomas.  That was my understanding, but I needed to verify that for
> my current project.
>
> -geoff
>
>
> ---------------------------------
> Geoff Galitz
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: openvas-devel-bounces at wald.intevation.org [mailto:openvas-devel-
> > bounces at wald.intevation.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Reinke
> > Sent: Dienstag, 1. September 2009 23:14
> > To: openvas-devel at wald.intevation.org
> > Subject: Re: [Openvas-devel] Concurrent hosts and tests options
> >
> > A. Concurrent hosts - the # of hosts that are simultaneously tested.
> > B. Concurrent tests - the # of tests (per host) that may be
> >     simultaneously run.
> >
> > If you launch a test against two machines (e.g. 192.168.1.1,192.168.1.2)
> > you will start auditing both IPs simultaneously if and only if
> > concurrent hosts is > 1.  Within each IP being tested up to "B"
> > concurrent tests will be run simultaneously, at most, providing
> > plugin scheduling and dependencies allows for it.
>
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