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    Default Nessus 4 & Backtrack 4 final

    I am having issues installing Nessus 4 on BT4 Final. I have a dual boot configuration with Win7. I followed this great tutorial Installing Nessus on BT4 - Offensive Security but for some reason am unable to get the client to connect properly. I went into the nessusd.conf file and found that it is running on ports 1243 for client and ports 8834 for web. I am able to connect to the web version but not the client. The client tells me that host may not be running. I then ran an nmap scan of

    Code:
    nmap -p1243 127.0.0.1
    and the port came up as closed. I am not sure if there is a firewall on by default with BT4 but I have not enabled one. Also, some other things that I have tried are

    Code:
    ifconfig lo down
    ifconfig lo up
    I have also restarted the Nessus server, stopped the server and started the server. I tried all three as I did not know if the restart was working properly. If anyone has any solutions for this I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for looking.
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    Default Re: Nessus 4 & Backtrack 4 final

    hi,
    i have the same problem stuck at this connection problem

    google says that u have to generate the SSL cert and use it under connection -> edit -> ssl setup
    i created the ssl thing with
    /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-mkcert
    and entered some figures but i didnt manage it to work either

    plz help
    atm stick in metasploit unleashed and cant go furhter^^

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    Default Re: Nessus 4 & Backtrack 4 final

    Why use nessus when you have OpenVAS in BT4, you have the necessary tutorials and information to configure it ...

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    Default Re: Nessus 4 & Backtrack 4 final

    start the nessus server
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/nessusd start
    open your web browser and use the address:
    https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8834
    where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your lan ip.

    like https://192.168.1.123:8834

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    Default Re: Nessus 4 & Backtrack 4 final

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Why use nessus when you have OpenVAS in BT4, you have the necessary tutorials and information to configure it ...
    Because there's more than one way to skin a cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustyboner View Post
    start the nessus server
    Code:
    /etc/init.d/nessusd start
    open your web browser and use the address:
    https://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8834
    where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is your lan ip.

    like https://192.168.1.123:8834
    I believe the original poster noted he could connect with the web client. He wanted to connect the old way, with the Nessus client. I did not try that because, well, the new web interface seems to work fine for me. I rather like it. Maybe this weekend I'll give it a go.

    So, doing a little reading before I jump into installing the old client....

    The Nessus User Guide states....

    In addition to the Nessus GUI, Tenable supports two other methods for communicating with
    the Nessus server: the Unix command line interface and the Security Center.

    So... the old client is out, the new web client is in. I like the new web client, so will not be beating my head against the wall for the old client. YMMV. Let other fun commence .... now!
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 03-13-2010 at 08:51 PM.

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