Boreas is a command line tool to scan for alive hosts in repository. However, I haven’t found any traces of usage about Boreas in logs.
Do anyone kown where it used and what is used in oenvas scanner for scanning alive hosts? nmap nasl?
Nowadays this should be enabled by default, but if you want to make sure, you can double check the corresponding configuration file
you can find openvas.log file the following logs. If you see this logs, it is enabled.
libgvm boreas:MESSAGE:2023-11-23 13h08.48 utc:1058692:86af8ba7-7c42-49ac-8698-1b8def15bdf4: Alive scan 86af8ba7-7c42-49ac-8698-1b8def15bdf4 started: Target has 1 hosts
libgvm boreas:MESSAGE:2023-11-23 13h08.49 utc:1058692:86af8ba7-7c42-49ac-8698-1b8def15bdf4: Alive scan 86af8ba7-7c42-49ac-8698-1b8def15bdf4 finished in 1 seconds: 1 alive hosts of 1.
Alternatively, you can check the openvas configuration with
openvas -s .