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Protocol Documentation

This page summarizes available documentation for the OpenVAS protocols.

The OpenVAS communication protocols

OpenVAS Management Protocol (OMP)

OpenVAS Administration Protocol (OAP)

OpenVAS Transfer Protocol (OTP)

This protocol is used by OpenVAS Scanner on the server side and by OpenVAS Manager on the client side. The old OpenVAS-Client also implements OTP as client.

It is not recommended to develop further clients based on OTP as this protocol will eventually be replaced by the "OpenVAS Scanner Protocol" (OSP) which then will be in line with the design of OMP and OAP.