Chapter 2. Debugging NASLs

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There are two methods of debugging newly created or existing Nessus Attack Scripting Languages (NASLs): one is to use the command-line interpreter, and the other is to run it using the Nessus daemon. Each has its shortcomings; for example, running it using the command-line interpreter doesn’t allow to debug any interaction between two tests that might be required, while debugging it using the Nessus daemon requires a longer startup process than simply providing the command-line interpreter with a hostname or IP (Internet Protocol) address and the name of the script to ...

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