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From: jstott () poly phys cwru edu (Jonathan Stott)
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 14:14:26 -0400

1. It is HUGE.  It eats up tons of disk and ram space. [...]

You don't need to load the whole thing to run the scan (see below).  It's
disk space requirements are proportional to the number of hosts you plan on

2. It requires installing other packages like perl.  Most hackers aren't
able to run anything unless it's a no brainer script.  "Gee the bad thing
is we've been hacked and someone used SATAN, the good thing is that we
got perl5 and a web browser installed." 

3. Since you have to use a web browser, you have to either run SATAN from
the console (umm, really stupid hacker scanning from his own machine) or
redirect the X Display to his own machine (still really stupid). [...]

You don't need a web browser to run the scan, the command line works
just fine.  For example
  satan -a 2 somehost
will run a 'heavy' scan against somehost without going through the
browser.  The browser becomes really handy when you want to view the
results (but even so, it's not essential - you could make do with just grep
if you were really stuck).


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