Ping the remote host

info Nessus Plugin ID 10180


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


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).

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 10180

File Name: ping_host.nasl

Version: 2.38

Type: remote

Published: 6/24/1999

Updated: 3/25/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus