[Nikto-discuss] How to disable prompt to send database update?

Sullo csullo at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 21:34:26 CDT 2011

See nikto.conf--you probably want to use PROMPTS=no.  Also, the -ask
option has similar effect as the UPDATES value.

# Nikto can submit updated version strings to CIRT.net. It won't do
this w/o permission. You should
# send updates because it makes the data better for everyone ;)  *NO*
server specific information
# such as IP or name is sent, just the relevant version information.
# UPDATES=yes   - ask before each submission if it should send
# UPDATES=no    - don't ask, don't send
# UPDATES=auto  - automatically attempt submission *without prompting*

# Prompt... if set to 'no' you'll never be asked for anything. Good
for automation.

On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Peter Wang <wkwang at cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We have an automated wrapper script to run Nikto scan. It has been running
> fine most scenarios. But recently Nikto scan run into a new web server which
> prompt user to select whether to send information update or not. As our
> Nikto scan is run in non-interact fashion, so it won’t take any key stroke.
> Now our script will hang forever.
> Would like to know if there is any Nikto config where it can disable “prompt
> to send info update”.  Or is there a CLI option to set “No” by default. In
> other hand, may a database update resolve this issue?
> Thanks,
> Peter
> *********************************************************************
>    Portions of the server's ident string (Apache/2.2.3) are not in
>    the Nikto database or is newer than the known string. Would you like
>    to submit this information (*no server specific data*) to CIRT.net
>    for a Nikto update (or you may email to sullo at cirt.net) (y/n)?
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