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       gvmd - Greenbone Vulnerability Manager daemon


       gvmd OPTIONS


       The  Greenbone  Vulnerability  Manager  is the central management service between security
       scanners and the user clients.

       It manages the storage of any vulnerability management  configurations  and  of  the  scan
       results.  Access  to  data,  control  commands  and workflows is offered via the XML-based
       Greenbone Management Protocol (GMP). The primary scanner 'OpenVAS Scanner'  is  controlled
       directly  via protocol OTP while any other remote scanner is coupled with the Open Scanner
       Protocol (OSP).


       -h, --help
              Show help options.

              Check SecInfo alerts.

              Check if client connection was closed every NUMBER seconds. 0 to disable.  Defaults
              to 1 second.

              Create global scanner SCANNER and exit.

              Create admin user USERNAME and exit.

       -d, --database=NAME
              Use NAME as database for PostgreSQL.

              Use HOST as database host or socket directory for PostgreSQL.

              Use PORT as database port or socket extension for PostgreSQL.

              Delete scanner SCANNER-UUID and exit.

              Delete user USERNAME and exit.

              Diffie-Hellman parameters file

              Disable comma-separated COMMANDS.

              Do not encrypt or decrypt credentials.

              Do not restrict passwords to the policy.

              Disable task scheduling.

              (Re-)Encrypt all credentials.

              Sets the path to the feed lock file.

              Sets  the  number  of  seconds to retry for if the feed is locked in contexts (like
              migration or rebuilds) that do not retry  on  their  own  (like  automatic  syncs).
              Defaults to 0 (no retry).

       -f, --foreground
              Run in foreground.

              List scanners and exit.

              List users and exit.

              Sets the GnuTLS priorities for the Manager socket.

              Have USERNAME inherit from deleted user.

       -a, --listen=ADDRESS
              Listen on ADDRESS.

              Enable debugging of LDAP authentication.

              Listen also on ADDRESS.

              Group of the unix socket

              File mode of the unix socket

              Owner of the unix socket

              Maximum size of alert email attachments, in bytes.

              Maximum size of inlined content in alert emails, in bytes.

              Maximum size of user-defined message text in alert emails, in bytes.

              Maximum number of IPs per target.

       -m, --migrate
              Migrate the database and exit.

              Modify scanner SCANNER-UUID and exit.

              Modify setting UUID and exit.

              Modify user's password and exit.

              Modify user's password and exit.

              Run  an  optimization: vacuum, add-feed-permissions, analyze, cleanup-config-prefs,
              cleanup-feed-permissions,  cleanup-port-names,   cleanup-report-formats,   cleanup-
              result-nvts,   cleanup-result-severities,   cleanup-schedule-times,  migrate-relay-
              sensors, rebuild-report-cache or update-report-cache.

              Unix socket for OSP NVT update. Defaults to  the  path  of  the  'OpenVAS  Default'
              scanner if it is an absolute path.

              Password, for --create-user.

       -p, --port=NUMBER
              Use port number NUMBER.

              Use port number NUMBER for address 2.

              Reload all gvmd data objects of a given types from feed.

              The  types  must  be  "all"  or  a  comma-separated  of  the  following: "configs",
              "port_lists" and "report_formats".

              Rebuild SCAP data of type TYPE (currently only supports 'ovaldefs').

              Executable for mapping scanner hosts to relays. Use an empty string  to  explicitly
              disable. If the option is not given, $PATH is checked for gvm-relay-mapper.

              Role for --create-user and --get-users.

              Scanner CA Certificate path for --[create|modify]-scanner.

              Scanner credential for --create-scanner and --modify-scanner.

              Can  be  blank  to  unset or a credential UUID. If omitted, a new credential can be
              created instead.

              Scanner host or socket for --create-scanner and --modify-scanner.

              Scanner private key path for --[create|modify]-scanner if  --scanner-credential  is
              not given.

              Scanner  Certificate  path for --[create|modify]-scanner if --scanner-credential is
              not given.

              Name for --modify-scanner.

              Scanner port for --create-scanner and --modify-scanner.

              Scanner type for --create-scanner and --modify-scanner.

              Either 'OpenVAS', 'OSP', 'GMP', 'OSP-Sensor' or a number as used in GMP.

              Number of auto retries if scanner connection is lost in a running task.

              Time out tasks that are more than TIME  minutes  overdue.  -1  to  disable,  0  for
              minimum time.

              During CERT and SCAP sync, commit updates to the database every NUMBER items, 0 for

       -c, --unix-socket=FILENAME
              Listen on UNIX socket at FILENAME.

              User for --new-password.

              User for --new-password.

              Has no effect. See for logging config.

              Verify scanner SCANNER-UUID and exit.

              Print version and exit.

              Set collation for VT verification to COLLATION,  omit  or  leave  empty  to  choose
              automatically.  Should  be  'ucs_default'  if  DB uses UTF-8 or 'C' for single-byte


       SIGHUP causes gvmd to rebuild the database with information from the Scanner (openvas).


       gvmd --port 1241

       Serve GMP clients on port 1241 and connect to an OpenVAS scanner via the default OTP  file


       openvas(8),   gsad(8),  ospd-openvas(8),  greenbone-certdata-sync(8),  greenbone-scapdata-


       The  canonical  places  where  you  will  find  more  information  about   the   Greenbone
       Vulnerability Manager are: (Community Portal) (Development Platform) (Greenbone Website)


       The  Greenbone Vulnerability Manager is released under the GNU GPL, version 2, or, at your
       option, any later version.