Chapter 8

Under the Hood

Introduction

To really understand Nessus, you have to know how its internal logic works and how it behaves on your network. This chapter describes how each stage of a Nessus scan is performed, with particular attention to the internal programming design of Nessus. Once you understand the logic behind the code, you will find it easier to diagnose problems relating to your scan, to create custom plugins, and to answer questions about why Nessus did or did not ...

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