Discussion at itsol.biz about 503 error


I ran into this when trying to resume a stopped scan:

Status code: 503
Status message: Service temporarily down

I googled it and found this discussion at itsol.biz: https://itsol.biz/openvas-status-code-503-status-message-service-temporarily/#comment-144329

They havent approved my comments yet, so I will add them here:

My OpenVAS is on Parrotsec. When I try the above I get:

openvas-mkcert -f
bash: openvas-mkcert: command not found

for step 3

and then I said:

I found this stuff, so will try:

─╼ $openvas-manage-certs
/usr/bin/openvas-manage-certs [OPTION] – Manage certificate infrastructure for an OpenVAS installation

-h Print help
-a Automatically set up default infrastructure for OpenVAS
-V Verify existing OpenVAS certificate infrastructure
-C Create a certificate authority (CA)
-I Install a CA certificate
-R Create a certificate request for a CA
-r Create a certificate request
-c Create a certificate request and sign it
-i Install a certificate
-S Sign a certificate request
-f Force overwriting of existing files

Certificate options:
-E Create a server certificate
-L Create a client certificate
-A Skip CA generation in automatic mode

and then:

For a fully patched Parrotsec of this date:

I was able to get my scan going again. I was trying to resume a stopped scan and getting the 503 error.

I was able to carry out the above instructions with the following modifications:

For step 3 I used: openvas-manage-certs -E

For step 4 I used: openvas-manage-certs -L


Hi, when choosing the category for a topic please try to have a look at the category description for each category first:

The current used category is/was https://community.greenbone.net/c/gce (Description: About the Community Edition (GCE) category) which is about the downloadable ready-to use virtual machine.

Based on your posted issue it sees you have an own installation either build from source or installed via 3rdparty repositories. For such installations the https://community.greenbone.net/c/gse (Description: About the Source Edition (GSE) category) needs to be chosen.

I have moved the topic to the correct category for now. It could be possible that the info above is made more prominent / easier to find in the future.