Linking multiple OpenVAS scanners on different machines in one manager


#1

Hello,

Can you link multiple openvas scanners in one manager? All the documents says host=127.0.0.1 or the local host only so you just create another scanner in the same machine, but can it be like different machines where each machines have openvas scanners installed? because I have tried other linking 2 machines but it is not working.

Thanks for the answer


#2

Currently Greenbone uses the GMP Scanner type for master-sensor setups. This requires the gvmd on the sensor machines. It works well and we have customer setups with quite a number of sensor units controlled by a single master. We have added a mutual trust control/management into Greenbone OS to prevent MitM.

I assume with some fiddling you find out a way to run multiple openvassd via OTP. I never tried it myself and OTP is a dead-end technology anyway: We are already working on the next generation where we use OSP for controlling OpenVAS sensors. One of the major changes is to get rid of OTP: