Public addresses to test openvas legally?

Hello everyone,

for my university studies I am studying different vulnerability scanners and among them also there is OpenVas in its free version, what I should do is to scan a public Ip address, but I know of course that I can’t randomly scan any Ip address because it is illegal without the owner’s consent.

So I wanted to ask if you know of Ip Addresses specially created to be scanned by OpenVas and similar scanners.

P.S: I have already used virtual machines with metasploitable to do some testing, but the purpose of my project is to scan a public Ip address.

Thanks in advance for your help :slight_smile: