Hello, the OpenVAS developers are proud to announce that the test phase for the upcoming 2.0 series starts with the 2.0-beta1 release.
If you like to be a beta-tester you are very welcome and you should read this announcement very carefully. Major new features are: * Internal change from the old ID scheme to the new OID scheme. Old IDs are mapped into the OID scheme. * OpenVAS Transfer Protocol (OTP) 1.0 replaces Nessus Transfer Protocol (NTP) 1.2. This includes numerous cleanups of the protocol and the transition to OIDs for identifying NVTs. * Support of OVAL: OpenVAS server can execute OVAL files just like NASL scripts. The "ovaldi" test programme is needed for this, but in combination with OpenVAS it does not need to run on the target system anymore. The beta1 release offers a preliminary support for Redhat Enterprise Linux OVAL tests. Apart from this, various internal cleanups happened and further will be done for the final 2.0.0 release. The changes affect the modules openvas-libraries, openvas-libnasl, openvas-server and of course OpenVAS-Client. The openvas-plugins module remains compatible with both, the 1.0 and 2.0 series of OpenVAS. This also means, the OpenVAS NVT feed is compatible for both release series. However, if you like to try out the beta version of the upcoming 2.0 release, you should install it separately from your 1.0 stable release. The OpenVAS-Client packages offers a experimental converter tool "openvas1_to_openvas2.sh" in the tools directory of the source code package. It will convert all of your configuration files, reports and plugin caches in your ($HOME)/.openvas direcory from old ID to new OID scheme. This conversion allows to keep old files and this way make your data compatible for both, OpenVAS-Client 1.0 and 2.0. Keeping compatibility means doubled disk space consumption, though. Be aware that the new OpenVAS-Client 2.0 will not create files that are backward compatible with 1.0! Try the option "--help" to learn more about the converter script. The OpenVAS team very much appreciates reports on any experiences with this first beta of the 2.0 series. Please report on the OpenVAS mailing lists. Download: All download links can be found on the OpenVAS homepage. Of course, the OpenVAS 1.0 series will be further maintained by the OpenVAS team. Best regards (on behalf of the growing OpenVAS developer team that made this new generation of OpenVAS possible) Jan-Oliver Wagner -- Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner Intevation GmbH Amtsgericht Osnabrück, HR B 18998 http://www.intevation.de/ Geschäftsführer: Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner _______________________________________________ Openvas-announce mailing list Openvasemail@example.com http://lists.wald.intevation.org/mailman/listinfo/openvas-announce