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ANNOUNCE: Rscan 1.4.0 and IRIX-security, NetSecurity Modules
From: nate () VIS ColoState EDU (Nate Sammons)
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 11:20:28 -0600 (MDT)

ANNOUNCING RSCAN 1.4.0 and various modules

Rscan 1.4.0 (formerly ``Securscan'') is officially available.

It has gone through a _lot_ of changes, far too many to
mention in this article.

In short, Rscan is a facility that allows System Administrators to
execute complex (or simple) scanner scripts on one (or many)
machines and create clean, formatted reports in either ASCII or
HTML.  There's really too much information to convey in a short
posting, so please take a look at the homepage.

Rscan allows the writing of modules that have different scans for
different operating systems, etc.  See the user's guide for more

For more information on Rscan, please see:


A users guide is provided there in PostScript and HTML, and sample
reports in both ASCII and HTML are also provided.

Two modules are currently available.  They are:

      This is what ``Securscan'' used to be.  It scans for all published
      security holes in IRIX 4.0.5, 5.2, 5.3 and 6.0.1.  It is available
      from ftp.vis.colostate.edu in /pub/rscan as the file
      which is always a link to the current version.  This module
      was written by the author of Rscan.  If there are any holes that
      the IRIX-security module doesn't check, please mail it to
      Nate Sammons <nate () vis colostate edu>

      This module checks for many network related security holes, and is
      aimed at preventing SATANic assaults on a network.  It is written
      by Paul Danckaert <pauld () umbc edu>  It's home page is
      and it can be ftp'd from
      If you have any suggestions for things that the NetSecurity module
      should scan for that it does not, please mail Paul about it.

There is a copy of Rscan that has both of these modules preinstalled,
Ready To Go (rtg) on it, which is available as

-nate sammons

 Nate Sammons                    nate () vis colostate edu
 System Administrator            http://www.vis.colostate.edu/info/staff/nate
 CSU Computer Visualization Lab  "The torch of chaos and doubt --
                                  this is what the sage steers by." -Chuang Tzu

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