[Openvas-discuss] v3 documentation
joel at duckworth.me
Tue Dec 14 00:18:03 CET 2010
Thanks Matthew, I'll see how I go
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:55 AM, Matthew Mundell
<matthew.mundell at greenbone.net> wrote:
>> As I've heard the compendium needs updating for V3, can someone give
>> me or point me to a quick getting started on V3. A couple of things I
>> need to know are what the different services are etc?
>> openvas-scanner replaces openvas-server? Does it use the same port etc?
> Yes. Yes, but port depends how you start it. Some packages put if on
> other ports.
>> openvas-administrator/manager? What are they and how do you use them?
> From the Manager README
> The OpenVAS Manager is a layer between the OpenVAS Scanner and various
> client applications such as the web client GSA (Greenbone Security
> Assistant), the command line client omp (of openvas-cli) and the classic
> application gsa-desktop. Among other features, it adds server-side storage
> of scan results and it removes the need for a scan client to keep the
> connection open until the scan finishes. All communication between OpenVAS
> Manager and its clients is done via the XML-based OpenVAS Management
> Protocol (OMP).
> and from Administrator README
> This is the administrator module for the Open Vulnerability Assessment
> System (OpenVAS). It is intended to simplify the configuration and
> administration of an OpenVAS server both on a local installation as well as on a
> remote system.
> The diagram at
> should give you some idea of how things fit together. Same for the images
>> openvas-client v3. I can get this running but read about a web
>> interface that replaces this for v3... should I use that instead...
>> what the benefit?
> Yes. It's a web interface so you can access it from anywhere. There's
> also a Qt application called GSD that's very similar, but fancier.
>> It would be great if someone can give me a quick 5 lines on the basic
>> steps to get a v3 setup running. I've got all the packages
>> installed... Are there any MAN pages or something that will help me
>> with v3 too?
> openvassd -p 9391
> openvasmd --sport 9391 --rebuild -v
> openvasmd --sport 9391 --port 9390 -v
> gsad --http-only --port 8080 --mport 9390
>> Thanks guys
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