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GREENBONE-NVT-SYNC(8)		 User Manuals		 GREENBONE-NVT-SYNC(8)

NAME
       greenbone-nvt-sync  -  updates the OpenVAS NVTs from Greenbone Security
       Feed or Community Feed

SYNOPSIS
       greenbone-nvt-sync

DESCRIPTION
       The OpenVAS Scanner performs several security checks. These are	called
       Network	Vulnerability  Tests  (NVTs) and are mostly implemented	in the
       programming language NASL. Some NVTs are	wrappers for  external	tools.
       As  new vulnerabilities are published every day,	new NVTs appear	in the
       Greenbone Security Feed.	This feed is commercial	and requires a respec-
       tive subscription key.  In case no subscription key is present, the up-
       date synchronisation will use the Community Feed	instead.

       The script greenbone-nvt-sync will fetch	all new	and  updated  security
       checks  and  install  them at the proper	location. Once this is done it
       will send a signal to the OpenVAS Scanner, openvassd(8) so that the new
       NVTs  are loaded	and considered for new security	scans. If your instal-
       lation does not allow automatic restart,	you need to restart the	 scan-
       ner manually.  Subsequent to the	scanner, the script also tries to send
       a signal	to the OpenVAS Manager openvasmd(8) so	that  the  information
       about the NVTs are also updated into the	Manager	database.

SEE ALSO
       For more	information see: openvassd(8), openvasmd(8)

AUTHOR
       This  manual  page  was	written	 by Jan-Oliver Wagner <jan-oliver.wag-
       ner@greenbone.net>.

       The greenbone-nvt-sync script was written by Greenbone Networks GmbH.

The OpenVAS Project		 January 2011		 GREENBONE-NVT-SYNC(8)

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