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Install a Nessus Scanner on a Linux Device
The steps in this procedure require administrative or root privileges on the device.
Before you begin:
- Download the Nessus installation file corresponds to your operating system from the Tenable Downloads Page.
To install a Nessus scanner on a Linux device:
Install the Nessus installation package downloaded from the Downloads Page. The specific filename varies depending on your platform and version. The following table contains some examples:
# rpm -ivh Nessus-<version number>-es6.x86_64.rpm
# dpkg -i Nessus-<version number>-debian6_amd64.deb
# pkg add Nessus-<version number>-fbsd10-amd64.txz
Start the Nessus daemon using the following command depending on your platform:
RHEL, CentOS, Oracle Linux, Fedora, SUSE, FreeBSD
# service nessusd start
Debian, Kali, Ubuntu
# /etc/init.d/nessusd start
What to do next:
- Complete the initial configuration for Nessus and configure it as a managed scanner linked to Tenable.io, as described in Configure Nessus in the Nessus User Guide .