This short page will explain you how to install Nessus on a Unix-like system, like Linux. This is pretty straightforward : Nessus compilation : To compile Nessus, you need to download the latest distribution available here. You should have these four files :
You must compile them in this order.
Compiling nessus-libraries is a simple operation :
This is straightforward :
And as root, do :
make installRepeat the same operation with nessus-core and nessus-plugins.
If you are using Linux, then make sure that /usr/local/lib is in /etc/ld.so.conf, and type ldconfig. Solaris users will have to execute :
(you may want to add this into your ~/.profile)
If you do not want the client to use GTK (if your system lacks X11 for instance), then you can compile a stripped-down version of the client which will work on command-line. To do this, add the --disable-gtk option to configure while building nessus-core :
make && make install
Then, that's it ! Nessus is installed on your system. See the demonstration for further informations about the use of Nessus
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