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CPAN Module Net::Nessus::XMLRPC - perl library for communication with Nessus scanner(v4.2+) via XMLRPC
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README

Net-Nessus-XMLRPC

This is Perl interface for communication with Nessus scanner over XMLRPC.
You can start, stop, pause and resume scan. Watch progress and status of 
scan, download report, etc.

INSTALLATION

To install this module, run the following commands:

	perl Makefile.PL
	make
	make test
	make install

EXAMPLE

	use Net::Nessus::XMLRPC;

	# '' is same as https://localhost:8834/
	my $n = Net::Nessus::XMLRPC->new ('','user','pass');

	die "Cannot login to: ".$n->nurl."\n" unless ($n->logged_in);

	print "Logged in\n";
	my $polid=$n->policy_get_first;
	print "Using policy ID: $polid ";
	my $polname=$n->policy_get_name($polid);
	print "with name: $polname\n";
	my $scanid=$n->scan_new($polid,"perl-test","127.0.0.1");

	while (not $n->scan_finished($scanid)) {
		print "$scanid: ".$n->scan_status($scanid)."\n";	
		sleep 15;
	}
	print "$scanid: ".$n->scan_status($scanid)."\n";	
	my $reportcont=$n->report_file_download($scanid);
	my $reportfile="report.xml";
	open (FILE,">$reportfile") or die "Cannot open file $reportfile: $!";
	print FILE $reportcont;
	close (FILE);

NOTICE

This CPAN module uses LWP for communicating with Nessus over XMLRPC via https.
Therefore, make sure that you have Net::SSL (provided by Crypt::SSLeay):
http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?Crypt::SSLeay
or IO::Socket::SSL:
http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?IO::Socket::SSL

If you think you have login problems, check this first!

SUPPORT AND DOCUMENTATION

After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the
perldoc command.

    perldoc Net::Nessus::XMLRPC

You can also look for information at:

    RT, CPAN's request tracker
        http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Net-Nessus-XMLRPC

    AnnoCPAN, Annotated CPAN documentation
        http://annocpan.org/dist/Net-Nessus-XMLRPC

    CPAN Ratings
        http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Net-Nessus-XMLRPC

    Search CPAN
        http://search.cpan.org/dist/Net-Nessus-XMLRPC


COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

Copyright (C) 2010 Vlatko Kosturjak

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.

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