[Nikto-discuss] Proxy doesn't work

Dan 0xc001d00d at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 19:48:13 UTC 2008

2008/8/11, Sullo <sullo at cirt.net>:
> Ryan Dewhurst wrote:
>> Hello,
>> It seems that the proxy is not being used when nikto is scanning.
>> This is what the "proxy" part looks like in config.txt
>> #PROXYPORT=8080
>> #PROXYUSER=proxyuserid
>> #PROXYPASS=proxypassword
> You have to set the port--I don't believe there's a default.
>> If I change PROXYHOST to an invalid IP address, nikto still scans with no
>> errors. Does nikto recognise that its invalid and automatically scans with
>> no proxy and with out prompting?
> I think there's a bug filed for this... if not, please open one for Dave
> or someone to look at.
> http://cirt.net/Nikto2_Dev
> -Sullo
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Not a bug. Just the feature.
You should specify PROXYHOST and PROXYPORT variables in config.txt and
then run nikto with `-useproxy` option. For example:
./nikto -useproxy -host blablabla.com

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