[Openvas-discuss] Setting Plugin Timeout not working?

Marc Rennhard marc.rennhard at zhaw.ch
Wed Apr 1 14:37:47 CEST 2009

Dear all

thanks for your replies. Using Chandra's hint worked for me.


Chandrashekhar B wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 March 2009 15:56:14 you wrote:
>>> I tried to set the Nikto plugin timeout to 30 minutes by specifying 3000
>>> via the "Set Plugin Timout" button in the Nikto plugin details. However,
>>> this had no effect as the Nikto scan still timed out after 320 seconds
>>> (default value specified in openvasd.conf) as can be seen in
>>> openvasd.messages.
>> That is a known bug in the client and will be fixed with the next release 
>> (that is due very soon). Timeout-setting via client simply does not work.
>>> I then changed the timeout setting in openvasd.conf from 320 to 3000 and
>>> restarted openvasd, but interestingly, Nikto still timed out after 320
>>> seconds.
>> That is weird. Did you restart the server?
> You may have to check plugins_timeout value in openvasrc and ensure that the
> same is being picked if you are running client in command line mode.
>>> What am I doing wrong?
>> Nothing.
> Chandra. 
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