Installing Nessus 2.0 on SuSE 9.0 Pro with KDE 3.1

Written by Lew Newlin

Installing Nessus 2.0 on SuSE 9.0 Pro with KDE 3.1

The following is a simple how-to guide for installingrepparttar Nessus vulnerability scanner, server daemon, and client on SuSE Linux. The instructions do not include in depth explanations as it is assumed that you are familiar with features and benefits of Nessus and have a general working knowledge of Linux.

As with any software installation, your results may vary depending onrepparttar 133519 machine. The installation steps were conducted usingrepparttar 133520 commercial version of SuSE 9.0 Professional steps were tested on a notebook, workstation, and server to insure accuracy. The one difference that may occur during your installation is that ofrepparttar 133521 network card and/or Internet connection. At SiteRecon we do not use DHCP and each installation required manual setup of NIC and IP information. If you use DHCP,repparttar 133522 network and Internet setup will differ fromrepparttar 133523 instructions below.

The installation process should be conducted usingrepparttar 133524 "root" account. It is strongly suggested that your install take place on a safe non-routable network that does not have hostile traffic. Your system will be vulnerable and could easily become infected with a virus, worm, bomb, or hacked.

Install SuSE 9.0 Professional

  • Insert Disk 1 and boot system
  • Press F2 - select screen resolution
  • Use up/down arrows to select "Installation"
  • Select Language
  • Select "New Installation" (Screen may not appear depending on installation)
  • "Installation Settings" change anything needed then
  • YaST2 "Start installation" (Screen may not appear depending on installation)
  • System Reboots...
  • Insert Disk 2 as requested, select
  • Click "Expert Options" button and change Encryption type to MD5
  • Enter root user password
  • "Network Configuration" - change as needed
  • "Test Internet Connection"
  • "User Authentication Method"
  • "Add a New Local User" - uncheck "Auto Login, enter data as desired
  • "Release Notes"
  • "Hardware Configuration"
  • "Installation Completed"
  • System boots to KDE interface
  • Login as root
  • "Welcome to SuSE Linux 9.0"
  • Click "Control Center" on task bar
  • Click "Desktop"
  • Click "Size & Orientation"
  • Select desired screen resolution, check "Apply settings on KDE startup"
  • Click "Accept Configuration"
  • Close "Size & Orientation" window

  • Network Card Setup (if needed)
    • Click "Control Center" on task bar
    • Click "YaST2 modules"
    • Click "Network Devices"
    • Click "Network card" and setup you NIC

  • SuSE Watcher
    • Click "SuSE Watcher" on task bar (round green or red icon on right)
    • Click
    • Click "Start online update"
    • "Welcome to YaST Online Update"
    • Take desired actions when prompted.
    • When completed, check "Remove Source Packages after Update", click

You now have a fully functioning and patched installation of SuSE and are ready to installrepparttar 133525 applications required for Nessus. It should be noted that by installingrepparttar 133526 programs below, you are also setting up an environment to compile GCC C programs. Additional information on GCC can be found at

Nessus Application Requirements

  • Click "Control Center" on task bar
  • Click "YaST2 modules"
  • Click "Software"
  • Click "Install and Remove Software" and installrepparttar 133527 following programs:
    • Bison
    • Flex
    • Gcc
    • Gcc-c++
    • GTK2
    • GTK2-devel
    • GTK-devel
    • kdepim3-time-management package
    • libnet
    • Make
    • OpenSSL
    • OpenSSL-devel
    • Perl
    • sharutils
    • xfree86
    • xfree86-compat-libs
    • xfree86-devel
  • Run YaST Online Update to patch all installed programs

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