nessus report

Jeff Laine wtf.jlaine at
Sat Dec 20 05:42:41 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 09:32:51PM -0800, Richard Yang wrote:
> hi,
> when i ran nessus against my bsd box, nessus can detect "the remote host is
> up".
> i don't understand how nessus can detect it...
> does anyone know how it is done?
> thanx
> rich

I can't tell about nessus but nmap does so after discovering any open ports, 
TCP RST responses from closed ports or ICMP responses from your host. 
I believe it's similar with the nessuss.

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