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LinuxSecurity.com: Introduction to Nessus, a Vulnerability Scanner

Jun 12, 2002, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])

"Nessus is a vulnerability scanner which performs scanning a target network to seek for vulnerabilities in the network, such as, software bugs, backdoors, and etc. The program is developed by Renaud Deraison.

"In this article, we will describe the basics of installing and using Nessus. Nessus operates as a client and server system. The server can run on the Unix operating system platform, including Linux and Open BSD, whereas the client can run on various operating systems, e.g., Windows. In this article, we will show the installation and usage for both the client and server on Linux..."

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