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Start or Stop Nessus

If necessary, whenever possible, Nessus services should be started and stopped using Nessus Service controls in the operating system’s interface.

Mac OS X

  1. Navigate to System Preferences.
  2. Select the essus button.
  3. Select the ock button.
  4. Type your username and password.
  5. To stop the Nessus service, select the Stop Nessus button.

    -or-

    To start the Nessus service, select the Start Nessus button.

Start or Stop

Mac OS X Command Line Operation

Start

# launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusd.plist

Stop

# launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.tenablesecurity.nessusd.plist

Windows

  1. Navigate to Services.
  2. In the Name column, select Tenable Nessus.
  3. To stop the Nessus service, right-click Tenable Nessus, and then select Stop.

    -or-

    To restart the Nessus service, right-click Tenable Nessus, and then select Start.

Start or Stop

Windows Command Line Operation

Start

C:\Windows\system32>net start "Tenable Nessus"

Stop

C:\Windows\system32>net stop "Tenable Nessus"

Linux

Start or Stop

Linux Command Line Operation

RedHat, CentOS, and Oracle Linux

Start

# /sbin/service nessusd start

Stop

# /sbin/service nessusd stop

SUSE

Start

# /etc/rc.d/nessusd start

Stop

# /etc/rc.d/nessusd stop

FreeBSD

Start

# service nessusd start

Stop

# service nessusd stop

Debian, Kali, and Ubuntu

Start

# /etc/init.d/nessusd start

Stop

# /etc/init.d/nessusd stop

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