Unable to get Community Feed


Hello there,

I’m deeply sorry if it has already been asked, but I used to perform some scans with OpenVas without having to make any configuration.
But now, it seems that some setup is needed. Is there any guidelines on how to get a simple appliance working?

When I’m trying to update (or download) the community feed, it fails. I have no proxy and 80/443 is allowed.
Maybe an evaluation key is needed somehow ?
It seems that in the actual state, the scans won’t find any vulnerabilities
I’m using the last appliance 4.2.20

Thank you in advance for any help.


by default port 24 is used for the feed update and needs to be allowed, 443 can alternatively be set in the admin menu.
The basic setup guide can be found here:


Hi Olli,
Thanks for your answer.

Actually I set the correct port in the admin menu, but still unable to get the community feed.

EDIT: Is there any way to see “Background Operation” ?
EDIT 2 : Apparently now it’s working … That’s really weird. Not a clue on why it wasn’t before.


Good to hear it worked out. :+1:
The CE doesn’t offer live logs from the admin menu, but you can enter the shell and try
$ journalctl -f
to see what’s currently happening behind the scenes.


Oh, btw: the feed is unavailable during the daily update, which happens sometime between 10.00h and 13.00h UTC, so this may have been the cause of your initial problem.


Oh Ok. Glad to hear it wasn’t my fault :stuck_out_tongue:
Thanks again for your answers ! It’s such a great tool.