Morning all – I just need to let off some steam.

I know many of us work somewhere with a tight budget. I’m not different so I use opensource security tools (many of them amazing), but, I’ve been trying to use the community edition of Greenbone’s GVM to perform external scans for my company.

The scans don’t mean much as the feed is always behind. If you search the “Community Forum” most of the complaints are about errors when users attempt to update the feeds – I mean it is clearly an issue for a lot of GVM users. But, the moderators (one in particular but I won’t name them) only ever responds with “connect directly to the Internet” and “you have a NAT issue”. Of course, where I work we don’t use NAT, we have routable IPs. Likewise when I install a new version of Kali and install GVM I can’t be anymore connected to the Internet.

Meanwhile, all the places I’ve used Nessus have never given me a single issue updating. The rude support community and constant issues using GVM have kinda put me off open-source (although I’ve had plenty of great experience using those tools in information security).

Anyway – I just needed to rant as I suspect a few of us in here have encountered this issue.


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