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i am having a problem when i need to start my nessus port scanning software.It giving a error "Can not open conncetion to localhost".i am using fedora Core 5....
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    Nessus port scanner


    i am having a problem when i need to start my nessus port scanning software.It giving a error "Can not open conncetion to localhost".i am using fedora Core 5.

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    Have you created a Nessus user and correctly entered that username and password?

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    Nessus Login

    When i am trying to add a username and password it will be ok but when i try to use them in running my Nessu its giving me the error that cannot connect to the localhost

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    have you started nessus?

    Have you remembered to start the nessus daemon?

    in Ubuntu/Debian the command for this is:
    sudo /etc/init.d/nessusd start

    In redhat, i dont know, try this:
    sudo service nessusd -k start
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    sudo service nessusd start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrillhouse View Post
    Have you created a Nessus user and correctly entered that username and password?
    I am having the same problem. I added a Nessus user with the command "nessus-adduser" which seemed to work. But when I try to login to the app (in the GUI) it gives me that error. Also, I tried to start the daemon, but I get three "no such file or directory" errors.

    P.S. I am using Ubuntu. If you have a link to a Nessus setup guide that would be awesome!

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