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Re: Pentesting using Vista?
From: Joey Peloquin <joeyp () cotse net>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:20:38 -0500

Sat Jagat Singh wrote:
Other than the apparent likelihood that all your work
will be toast, there's also a limitation, introduced
by M$ with XP SP2 and presumably still present in
Vista, on the number of socket simultaneous
connections.  This makes it less than ideal to run
Nessus on for one thing.  Other vuln scanners may or
may not have a similar issue.  If you do want to run
Nessus, Tenable has some specific configuration
guidance to make it functional.

Yes, still there in Vista. By default, the connection limit is 25 in Ultimate, 2 in Home. At your own risk, follow the advice in the following blog to open it up;



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