No OpenVAS Scap database found

gettin an error while checking for OpenVas setup
NVTs update fine… but the SCAP is giving errors.
Failed to connect to Connection Refused.

Any ideas?


What are you trying to do, please include as many technical information as possible.
Additional please search for solutions here on the forum before opening a new topic.

So I am running a MAC OS and then I have a VMWARE running Kali Linux.
And that is where I am getting the errors.
So do I need to enable RSYNC for this to work ?
I am just trying to update SCAP database and getting the errors.


Please see above. Did you checked via netcat the connection to the Feed Server ?

I will check that and reply back.

So I tried NetCAT it says 873 (rsync) : Connection Refused

nc 873
nc: using stream socket
@RSYNCD: 31.0
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Only one sync per time, otherwise the source ip will be temporarely blocked.

Please disable NAT …

So Do I need to put this command in ?
Sorry pretty new to this…

You need to fix your network to connect your GVM installation direct to the Internet … if you are behind a corporate firewall this might not work and you need to talk to your firewall department to allow you RSYNC to our community feed server.

Ok. It was the firewall. Got it fixed I think. Thanks

Also do I have to update these databases everytime I need to use it?

Only for the first time use, after this only deltas are transferred …

But I do need to run this command each time I scan? so that the deltas come over?
Or is there a script that I can run?

Please contact your OS vendor / packet-vendor about this, i can only talk about our appliances :wink:

Thanks :slight_smile:

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