[Nikto-discuss] (no subject)

Sullo csullo at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 07:53:42 CDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 3:01 AM, nirav acharya <nirav_acharya at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello ,
> how to improve scanning performance of nikto?

Well that is a pretty broad question... performance depends on a lot
of factor, many of which have nothing to do with Nikto itself (web
server response times, network speeds, scanner host CPU/memory, etc.).
All of those things factor in.

Certainly not using mutate options will speed things up, as they can
generate a massively large number of requests and can take a long time
to complete. Otherwise, using Tuning options may speed things up if
there are classes of vulnerabilities you don't care to test.

Lastly, on *nix systems you can press SPACE during a scan to see the
number of tests complete/waiting, and a guess as to the time

Hope that helps.



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