Do not scan printers (AppSocket)

This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host appears to be a printer and will not be scanned.

Description :

The remote host appears to be a network printer or multi-function
device that supports the AppSocket (also known as JetDirect) protocol.
Such devices often react very poorly when scanned - some crash, others
print a number of pages. To avoid problems, Nessus has marked the
remote host as 'Dead' and will not scan it.

Solution :

If you are not concerned about such behavior, enable the 'Scan
Network Printers' setting under the 'Do not scan fragile devices'
advanced settings block and re-run the scan.

Risk factor :

None

Family: Settings

Nessus Plugin ID: 44920 (dont_scan_printers2.nasl)

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