Installing and Initial setup of OpenVAS on Ubuntu

First off I need to say this is just like installing the old nessus client and server, so if you are familar with that this should be a breeze for you.


I am running Ubuntu 10.10

start by using the apt-get installer

$ sudo apt-get install openvas-client openvas-server


$ cd /usr/sbin/
$ sudo ./openvas-adduser
$ sudo /etc/init.d/openvas-server start
$ sudo openvas-nvt-sync

Now open the client and log in with the user and pass/cert you defined.

$ openvas-client



More to come on this.  Really was testing my drupal/twitter module.