[Nikto-discuss] timing out
dave at cirt.net
Sun May 30 02:50:52 CDT 2010
On Sun, 30 May 2010 06:29:31 +0100, Lee Baird <leebaird at gmail.com> wrote:
> On my last pentest while running Nikto, I was feeding it with a small
> list of IP addresses. After scanning a couple of IPs, one web server
> would cause Nikto to just hang, resulting in the reset of the IPs in the
> list not to be scanned. Is there a way to set a timeout so this can be
-timeout followed by a number in seconds, e.g.:
Unfortunately, due to perl weirdness it can only be in seconds, so 1 is as
low as you can go (the default is 2).
I've seen the above on some embedded web servers - they stop responding
after a while (as they get overloaded). I may see whether I can set some
threshold where Nikto will stop itself if it encounters too many errors in
a row (say 60).
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