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RE: Nessus from Virtuozzo server
From: Matthew Crape <matthew.crape () ofa on ca>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2003 12:37:33 -0400

I have successfully run Nessus on VMWare. I didn't seem to have any
problems with the scanning itself.

I am not familiar with Virtuozzo, but if its anything like VMWare I
would suggest checking how the network adapters are handled.


-----Original Message-----
From: Todd A. Jacobs
[mailto:tjacobs-keyword-ptest01.f946df () codegnome org] 
Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 2:00 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Nessus from Virtuozzo server

I was curious to find out if anyone else has tried running Nessus from a
virtual server--specifically Virtuozzo? I'm having only intermittent
success. Nessus doesn't support setting the source IP directly, and for
some reason keeps generating packets with a source IP of

I brought this up on the Nessus list, but haven't had any joy. I can't
the only person in the universe who's tried to run Nessus from one of 
these virtual boxes, so I'm hoping *someone* can tell me that it's been 
successfully done.

If not, recommendations for a virtual hosting provider that fully
supports the operation of security scanners would be most welcome.

The DMCA is anti-consumer. The RIAA has no right to rewrite copyright
laws to suit themselves.



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