Ping the remote host

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

It was possible to identify the status of the remote host (alive or

Description :

Nessus was able to determine if the remote host is alive using one or
more of the following ping types :

- An ARP ping, provided the host is on the local subnet
and Nessus is running over Ethernet.

- An ICMP ping.

- A TCP ping, in which the plugin sends to the remote host
a packet with the flag SYN, and the host will reply with
a RST or a SYN/ACK.

- A UDP ping (e.g., DNS, RPC, and NTP).

Solution :


Risk factor :


Family: Port scanners

Nessus Plugin ID: 10180 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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