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Learning Nessus for Penetration Testing by Himanshu Kumar

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Nessus system configuration

Nessus system configuration settings can be referred to under the Configuration tab. This has five different groups of settings as follows:

  • General Settings
  • Feed Settings
  • Mobile Settings
  • Result Settings
  • Advanced Settings

General Settings

The General Settings tab can be seen under Configuration by logging in to Nessus with administrator privileges. There are two different options of General Settings that exist in the Setting Type dropdown:

  • SMTP Server
  • Web Proxy

The SMTP server settings allow you to configure the SMTP server with your Nessus server to send out results of completed scans by automated e-mails.

General Settings

SMTP settings

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