openvasmd man page

openvasmd — Manager daemon of the Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS)

Synopsis

openvasmd Options

Description

OpenVAS Scanner, openvassd(8), acts as a service and offers a communication protocol for its clients called OTP. The core task of the OpenVAS Scanner is the actual scan process.

The OpenVAS Manager is a OTP client and adds various management functionalities to handle and organise scan results. Thus OpenVAS Manager acts as a layer between the OpenVAS Scanner and its own clients (for example omp(8), gsad(8) or gsd(8)) which connect via the OMP protocol to the OpenVAS Manager.

A related service is OpenVAS Administrator, openvasad(8) which among other tasks also manages user accounts for OpenVAS.

Options

-a, --listen=ADDRESS

Listen on ADDRESS.

--create-user=USERNAME

Create admin user USERNAME and exit.

--role=ROLE

Role for --create-user option.

--delete-user=USERNAME

Delete user USERNAME and exit.

--get-users

List users and exit.

--create-scanner=NAME

Create scanner NAME and exit.

--scanner-host=HOST

Scanner host for --create-scanner, --rebuild and --update. Default is 127.0.0.1.

--scanner-port=PORT

Scanner port for --create-scanner, --rebuild and --update. Default is 9391.

--scanner-type=TYPE

Type for --create-scanner option. Could be "OpenVAS Scanner" or "OSP Ovaldi".

--scanner-ca-pub=CAPUB

Scanner CA public key path for --create-scanner.

--scanner-key-pub=KEYPUB

Scanner public key path for --create-scanner.

--scanner-key-priv=KEYPRIV

Scanner private key path for --create-scanner.

--delete-scanner=UUID

Delete scanner with UUID and exit.

--get-scanners

List scanners and exit.

--gnutls-priorities=PRIORITY

Set the GnuTLS priority string to PRIORITY.

--dh-params=FILE

Path to file containing Diffie-Hellman parameters which are needed for DHE-RSA. This file could be generated using openssl or certtool.

--max-email-attachment-size=SIZE

Maximum number of bytes permitted in alert email attachments.

0 to use the default, negative to allow any size.

--max-email-include-size=SIZE

Maximum number of bytes permitted in reports inlined in alert email attachments.

0 to use the default, negative to allow any size.

--max-ips-per-target=SIZE

Maximum number of IPs per target.

-u, --update

Updates the database with information from a running scanner (openvassd) and exits.

-p, --port=NUMBER

Listen on port number NUMBER.

--rebuild

Rebuild the database with information from a running scanner (openvassd) and exits.

--version

Print version.

-v, --verbose

Print progress messages.

-?, --help

Show help.

Signals

SIGHUP causes openvasmd to rebuild the database with information from the Scanner (openvassd).

Examples

openvasmd --port 1241

Serve OMP clients on port 1241 and connect to a OTP server on 7772.

See Also

openvassd(8), openvasad(8), gsad(8), omp(8), gsd(8)

More Information About the Openvas Project

The canonical places where you will find more information about the OpenVAS project are: http://www.openvas.org/ (Official site) http://wald.intevation.org/projects/openvas/ (Development Platform)

Referenced By

check_omp(8), database-statistics-sqlite(8), greenbone-nvt-sync(8), gsad(8), omp(8), omp-dialog(8), openvas-manage-certs(1), openvas-portnames-update(8).

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