[Nikto-discuss] timing out

David Lodge 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  
> avoided?

-timeout followed by a number in seconds, e.g.:
	-timeout 1

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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