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RE: windows, nessus scanner, and a VPN
From: Michael Gargiullo <mgargiullo () pvtpt com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 11:42:09 -0400

Sweet, this is what I need.  I notice it only ships with 86 plugins.  Do
you know if the others don't work at all, or is it a hit or miss
situation with the other plugins?

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Boman [mailto:michael.boman () gmail com] 
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:19 AM
To: Michael Gargiullo
Cc: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: windows, nessus scanner, and a VPN

On 9/9/05, Michael Gargiullo <mgargiullo () pvtpt com> wrote:
Now for the question.  Does anyone know of a scanning tool that runs
windows (Due to the different VPN clients used) other then NeWT.  I
don't have $7000 plus the $1200 a year in my budget for one scanning

Nessus was recently ported to the Win32 platform by Cenzic
(http://www.cenzic.com/nessusport.html). Not super-stable yet, but you
can work around the issues (NessusD needs to be restarted between each

<plug type="shameless">
I blogged about it at
and you can download the Win32 binaries (without filling in any
registration and what not) from

Best regards
 Michael Boman

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