[Openvas-discuss] openvas and gsa taking a long time to complete a scan

Ocotillo Lechuga ocotillo.lech at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 16:38:34 CET 2011


Hello,

Thank you for your help.  Yea it seems that only one IP is taking all the
time to complete.   From the report I can see that four host where scan on
424 sec average, and just one has 25542 sec for scan duration.  It maybe the
timeouts as you said.  Is there any way to get around this?

On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Jan-Oliver Wagner <
Jan-Oliver.Wagner at greenbone.net> wrote:

> On Friday 04 March 2011 17:37:35 Ocotillo Lechuga wrote:
> > The problem is, when I run a "Full and fast" scan on the default ports on
> > multiple targets (on five of them to be exact) it takes a very long time
> > (seven hours) to finish the scan on only one of the computers.  The logs
> > openvassd.messages, openvasad.log, openvasmd.log, and /var/log/syslog do
> not
> > show any errors or related information to this problem.
>
> this might not necessarily a bug. Have you checked your memory / CPU
> consumption
> during scan? Maybe your scan box is too weak.
>
> Well, 5 hosts is a very small number though! We do many thousand IPs per
> day
> with a common hardware specification.
>
> Timouts could be a problem also.
> In your report, look at the results and timestamps there. Is perhaps a
> single
> host taking far longer than the rest?
>
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