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26 November 2011

Install Nessus in Backtrack 5 Tutorial

Nessus is one of the best vulnerability scanner that is available in two mode for both home and commercial user's, nessus plug in for home user is free of cost. However we have OpenVAS and Nexpose they both are also a good vulnerability scanner and we have discussed several tutorials for them. Nessus installation in backtrack 5 was an easy work and we discuss it before but Backtrack 5 R1 does not have a default way to install nessus, so how to install Nessus in Backtrack 5 R1? You will get the answer.

There are mainly two ways to get Nessus on Backtrack 5 R1 first one is to download a copy of nessus from its official website but the easiest way is to use your terminal:

root@bt:~# apt-get install nessus

After getting Nessus on your Backtrack 5 R1 you need to add a user, you can add multiple user (s) as well, on the terminal type

root@bt:~# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser

Registration phase is important and you need to decided that what you want a home feed or a business feed, for registration go
Than on the terminal type:
root@bt:~# /opt/nessus/bin/nessus-fetch --register YOUR KEY

Than you need to start nessus on the terminal type:

root@bt:~# /etc/init.d/nessusd start

Than at the browser use to start nessus.


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