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       openvas-nasl - Nessus Attack Scripting Language


       openvas-nasl <[-vh] [-T tracefile] [-s] [-t target] [-c config_file] [-d] [-sX] > files...


       openvas-nasl  executes  a  set of NASL scripts against a given target host. It can also be
       used to determine if a NASL script has any syntax errors by running it in  parse  (-p)  or
       lint (-L) mode.


       -T tracefile
              Makes  nasl  write  verbosely what the script does in the file tracefile , ala 'set
              -x' under sh

       -t target
              Apply the NASL script to target which may be a single  host  (,  a  whole
              subnet ( or several subnets (,

       -e iface
              Specifies  the  network  interface  to  be  used  as  the  source  for  established

       -s     Sets the return value of safe_checks() to 1. (See the OpenVAS documentation to know
              what the safe checks are) Implies -B.

       -D     Only run the description part of the script.

       -B     Runs in description mode before running the script.

       -L     Lint the script  (run extended checks).

       -X     Run  the  script in authenticated mode. For more information see the nasl reference

       -h     Show help

       -v     Show the version of NASL.

       -d     Output debug information to stderr.

       -k key=value
              Set KB key to vaue. Can be used multiple times.


       The NASL2 reference manual openvassd(8).


       NASL comes from a private project called 'pkt_forge', which was written in  late  1998  by
       Renaud  Deraison and which was an interactive shell to forge and send raw IP packets (this
       pre-dates Perl's Net::RawIP by a couple of weeks). It was then extended to do a wide range
       of network-related operations and integrated into Nessus as 'NASL'.

       The  parser was completely hand-written and a pain to work with. In Mid-2002, Michel Arboi
       wrote a bison parser for NASL, and he and Renaud  Deraison  re-wrote  NASL  from  scratch.
       Although the "new" NASL was nearly working as early as August 2002, Michel's laziness made
       us wait for early 2003 to have it working completely.


       Most of the engine is (C) 2003 Michel Arboi, most of the built-in functions are  (C)  2003
       Renaud Deraison