[Openvas-discuss] RAM usage limitation
Paula Gonzalez Muñoz
p.gonmu at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 07:48:06 CET 2013
I have tested on several servers with 2 or 3 GB + 1 of swap. Yesterday I
was monitoring with htop and, when scanning a single host, free RAM would
go from 1.5Gb to 20 MB depending on the vulnerability scanned.
2013/12/11 Russell Jones <russell-list at jonesmail.me>
> We have found it takes roughly 100MB of memory per host at a time when
> doing nmap scans + full & deep ultimate vulnerability tests.
> What are the server specs you are running this on?
> On 12/9/2013 9:03 AM, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Paula Gonzalez Muñoz <p.gonmu at gmail.com>
>>> I have found that the synchronization does not cause any problem... and
>>> scanning target by target is not really a solution for us since we have
>>> perform scans out of office hours on over 30 servers (and increasing).
>> Target by target isn't the issue. Define your range (30 servers is
>> tiny compared to what I'm scanning) but limit the number of concurrent
>> hosts and concurrent NVT's until you find a balance that works for
>> you. Currently, I limit mine to 5 hosts with 4 concurrent NVT's and
>> have no problems running scans from a VM.
>> Openvas-discuss mailing list
>> Openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org
> Openvas-discuss mailing list
> Openvas-discuss at wald.intevation.org
Paula González Muñoz
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Openvas-discuss