Scanner configuration

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GVM versions

gsad: Greenbone Security Assistant 21.4.4
gvmd: Greenbone Vulnerability Manager 21.4.5
openvas-scanner: OpenVAS 21.4.4
gvm-libs: 21.4.4


Operating system:
Kernel: Linux rimdub-vs-02 5.4.0-58-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 9 08:16:25 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Installation method / source: source

Hi all

can somebody please explain the various settings in the scanner preferences? my scans some of them are taking a long time 12+ hours and i think that timeout has to be decreased.

Description of these scanner preferences can be found on various places:

  2. In the manual (question mark icon on the top left) on GSA at https://gsaip/scanconfigs
  3. If GVM is configured / installed correctly via the THE CONFIGURATION FILE section of man openvas (command on the shell)