[Nikto-discuss] Disabling interactive question

Frank Breedijk FBreedijk at schubergphilis.com
Tue Sep 7 12:15:53 CDT 2010

For me -ask auto as a default wouldn't hurt if you are very clear in what is submitted. 

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On 7 sep. 2010, at 18:16, Sullo <csullo at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 11:42 AM, Vlatko Kosturjak <kost at linux.hr> wrote:
>> I think "-ask no" should be default option for nikto. It breaks any
>> other utility which calls nikto as well (for example, OpenVAS) or any
>> automatic script which somebody made to automatize his/their scans.
> My concern with that is because we get a lot of updated versions for
> db_outdated this way. I'm not sure what setting it to 'no' would do to
> that, but in the end all the users would suffer (I think) from less
> data being submitted. I'd be curious to see what others think about
> this.
>> Problem is also to put "-ask no" in code which calls nikto as someone
>> might have older nikto (as part of Linux distribution).
> nikto-2.1.2 is the first to include the -ask option (previously it was
> just PROMPTS in the config file). I tested 2.00 (2.0.0) and if you
> supply -ask it just prints an error about it being unknown but
> continues execution, so I don't think this should be a problem.
>> My $0.02,
> Much appreciated.
> I wonder if when it prompts it should include a quick note as to how
> to disable prompting? Would that be a help, at least?
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