[Openvas-devel] openvasd -S option

Jan-Oliver Wagner Jan-Oliver.Wagner at greenbone.net
Fri Sep 4 16:16:30 CEST 2009


On Thursday 20 August 2009 12:40:05 Chandrashekhar B wrote:
> As per the 'openvasd --help', '-S' says 'Send packets with a source IP...'.
> Whatever IP we supply to this, the packets originating from the server are
> always with the actual server IP and not what is supplied. The code seems to
> have some logic to set the Source IP to 'ANY' but never works. 
> The question is: what is the purpose behind this? And is it useful? If not
> really used, may be time to remove the unwanted code. We are working on the
> IPv6 support, could clean up this code. Any concerns or feedback is
> appreciated.

though I never used this option, I am not convinced this
is not needed at all. Various special cases seem to need it,
google says.



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