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Old 11-16-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Using Nessus as a security tool on 9.1

Hi all,

Can I use Nessus as a security scanner on my 9.1 box without doing it from the "outside"?

I mean can I just run it on my single-user machine or do I have to do it from another one?

How accurate would it be compared to a scan from the outside?

Old 11-16-2003, 12:03 PM   #2
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Hi again. You can run it from the computer where it is installed. I don't think it really matters where you control it from.
Old 11-16-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks again!

I think there's an error in the Nessus .tgz package compiled at it places the files in the wrong place and I couldn't add a new nessus user. Will try to get the source package.



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