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Updated: December 2004
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nessus-fetch - A simple utility to retrieve plugins from www.nessus.org
nessus-fetch --register <code>
nessus-fetch --url <url> <localfile> [<http_login> <http_password>]
is a simple utility is used by
to fetch the newest Nessus plugins from www.nessus.org on registered Nessus
installations and to register a Nessus installation with plugins.nessus.org. It can also be used to retrieve arbitrary files from third party servers.
- --register <code>
Register the current Nessus installation to http://plugins.nessus.org. Registering entitles you to receive a complete feed of the newest Nessus plugins. To register, an
is required. Please see http://plugins.nessus.org for more details on how to get such a code.
Makes sure that nessus-fetch is properly configured to receive a direct plugin feed from plugins.nessus.org by attempting to login into the remote server with the username and password obtained with nessus-fetch --register.
Please see http://plugins.nessus.org for more details on how to get a direct plugin feed.
Obtains the MD5 of the remote plugin archive. Depending if the user registered or not, the file will be fetched from www.nessus.org or plugins.nessus.org. A file named 'all-2.0.tar.gz.md5' will be created in the current working directory.
You need to be registered in order to download the MD5 file from www.nessus.org.
Obtains the newest Nessus plugins from www.nessus.org or plugins.nessus.org, as well as their signature file. The files 'all-2.0.tar.gz' and 'all-2.0.tar.gz.sig' will be created in the current working directory.
You need to be registered in order to download the plugins from www.nessus.org.
- --url <url> <localfile> [<http_login> <http_password>]
Retrieves the file located at <url> (ie: http://www.nessus.org/index.html) and stores in in <localfile>. An optional http login and passwords can be provided if the remote server requires Basic authentication.
If you need to connect to the internet through a proxy, nessus-fetch can be configured to use one. Simply edit the file
and add the following lines, changing the appropriate values where necessary :
nessus-fetch will not retrieve files bigger than 40MB.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT
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about the Nessus project is :
nessus-fetch is (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security
- PROXY SUPPORT
- SEE ALSO
- MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NESSUS PROJECT
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