[Openvas-discuss] OpenVAS Vmware appliance
michael.wiegand at intevation.de
Mon Aug 18 09:12:52 CEST 2008
Am Freitag, 15. August 2008 18:58:04 schrieb Patrick Hornung:
> That's certainly fair. I'll try to get that for you, but I'll need some
> instruction or time to research how to do this.
Just let us now if you need help with that. You might want to join #openvas on
irc.oftc.net if you get stuck; or just ask your question on this list.
> openvas-nvt-sync to make sure only the exact feed contents were being run,
> and the tests ran through without the error. Also, I received much less
> trouble from starting openvasd because dependencies were all met. Perhaps
> there are outdated or incomplete plugins in the plugins rpm? On the
> downside, I'm missing port scanners and a huge number of checks, which
> makes sense because the feed seems to contain the Debian local security
> checks only (according to http://www.openvas.org/openvas-nvt-feed.html).
Thank you for your correct observation. :) A number of plugins had to be
removed from the plugin package since they were part of Nessus and not
available under the GPL. This is very regrettable as it breaks quite a few
other plugins (that's one reason for the "xyz.nasl not found" errors), but
can't be helped at the moment.
The NVT feed on the other hand is a first batch of plugins that only depend on
available plugins but - as you said - they only offer a very limited number
> Sorry if I sound needy - I really want to understand the project and its
> inner workings, and I'd really like to help it grow in any way I can.
Thank you, we certainly appreciate your support! Is there any question you
have right now (well, apart from the SIGSEGV issue :) ) or any area you would
like to concentrate on? As you have seen, NVT development is one area that
could certainly use improvement and will be a focus of development in the
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