PrerequisitesTopAdvanced ConfigurationConfiguring NVT Feeds

Configuring NVT Feeds

(by Jan-Oliver Wagner and Tim Brown)

This section explains how NVT Feed Services work in general and how you can use a Feed Service to keep up-to-date with the latest NVTs.

An OpenVAS NVT Feed Service provides a set of NVTs (i.e. ".nasl" and ".inc" files) which can be downloaded into your OpenVAS server installation.

In fact, only changed and new NVTs will be downloaded along with their signature files (".asc") and "md5sums". This synchronization process uses the RSYNC technology. The signatures are only relevant for trusted NVTs.


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