Re: A very simple nessus installation
Your instructions worked flawlessly for me. Thank you. Nessus is up and running.
After running Nessus against this Ubuntu system, I feel compelled to share an observation, and it's simply that, an observation. This comment is certainly not meant to "bash" other distributions. We have so many distributions and various "flavors" of Linux to choose from, all of which are superb and sport their various strengths and weaknesses. But I only want to share my smile with Nessus users of what initially appears to be a rock-solid Ubuntu (Debian-flavored) distribution...
There is a certain irony in that so many of the "net security" distributions seem to display a certain disposition toward vulnerability. I know. It sounds incredible, but (and please forgive me for posting names of truely superb distributions) there are some like Auditor, Operator, Knoppix STD, Phlak, LAS, and so many others that seem to fail my Nessus test of impenetrabilty. Honest! So many distributions meant to serve network security seem to have beaucoup port flaws of their own. I'm dumbfounded! They fail my Nessus expectations. For me it's like wearing rain boots with holes in their soles. I might as well go barefooted. (May I add at this point that if users are looking for a "hardened" Linux distribution, you may want to check out Trustix, or just stay right here with Ubuntu).
Not so with Ubuntu. I first fell in love with it's idealogy, it's universality, its community and humanism. I wasn't necessarily looking for a Debian-based Linux distribution built like the Rock of Gibraltar, but this "out-of-the-box" Ubuntu distro scored the highest results by my criterion when scanned with Nessus. Can you believe it!?
Kudos to the Ubuntu development team. Hackers, beware of my Ubuntu!
Once again Harman, thanks for making the Nessus installation so simple.
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