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Question on root credentials for scanning
From: Shobana Narayanaswamy <snaraya () opnet com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2011 11:59:17 -0400

Hi:

I am a newbie to security and scanning. Here is my question:

Do you generally need root credentials in order for the scan to produce detailed results? When I run a scan without root credentials, it comes up very little info. However, when I supply root credentials, I get several useful reports. It appears that the scanner detects the OS version and other s/w component versions only if it is provided root access.

Thanks


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