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  1. #1
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    How to make OpenVAS listen on an external interface?

    Hi guys,
    I've installed openvas on a server in my network which is one different IP subnet than my workstation,
    I need to be able to access to the openvas web ui through the server's IP address which is 192.168.14.232 .
    Couldn't find the right configuration, tried a few, but none worked.
    Would anyone please help ?
    Any help would be deeply appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    Edit the following file
    vi /etc/default/greenbone-security-assistant

    ### Original entry
    GSA_ADDRESS=127.0.0.1

    ### Change 127.0.0.1 to your ip address.
    GSA_ADDRESS=Change_to_your_server_IP_address

    Then, restart the services

    root@tiger:/home/fw# ps aux | grep openvassd | grep -v grep
    root 8918 2.6 1.2 138644 12212 ? Ss 17:31 2:25 openvassd: Waiting for incoming connections
    root@tiger:/home/fw#
    root@tiger:/home/fw# killall openvassd
    root@tiger:/home/fw#
    root@tiger:/home/fw# ps aux | grep openvassd | grep -v grep
    root@tiger:/home/fw#
    root@tiger:/home/fw# service openvas-scanner start
    root@tiger:/home/fw# service openvas-manager start
    root@tiger:/home/fw# service greenbone-security-assistant restart
    root@tiger:/home/fw#
    root@tiger:/home/fw# ps aux | grep openvassd | grep -v grep
    root 9681 39.4 1.3 123836 13476 ? Ds 19:02 0:02 openvassd: Reloaded 7750 of 46062 NVTs (16% / ETA: 00:19)
    root 9682 0.0 0.1 114564 1528 ? S 19:02 0:00 openvassd (Loading Handler)
    root@tiger:/home/fw#
    Then, try to access it from outside kali linux
    https://kali-linux-ip-address:9392

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by firewallengineer View Post
    Edit the following file
    vi /etc/default/greenbone-security-assistant

    ### Original entry
    GSA_ADDRESS=127.0.0.1

    ### Change 127.0.0.1 to your ip address.
    GSA_ADDRESS=Change_to_your_server_IP_address

    Then, restart the services



    Then, try to access it from outside kali linux
    https://kali-linux-ip-address:9392

    Hope this helps


    i found it under
    /lib/systemd/system/greenbone-security-assistant.service

    changed --listen=127.0.0.1 to --listen=0.0.0.0
    then after changing and saving,
    run
    Code:
    systemctl daemon-reload && systemctl restart greenbone-security-assistant.service

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