Do not scan printers

info Nessus Plugin ID 11933
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The remote host appears to be a fragile device and will not be scanned.


The remote host appears to be a network printer, multi-function device, or other fragile device. Such devices often react very poorly when scanned. To avoid problems, Nessus has marked the remote host as 'Dead' and will not scan it.


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. Or if using Nessus 6, enable 'Scan Network Printers' under 'Fragile Devices' in the Host Discovery section and then re-run the scan.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 11933

File Name: dont_scan_printers.nasl

Version: 1.142

Type: remote

Family: Settings

Published: 12/1/2003

Updated: 10/19/2021

Dependencies: dont_scan_settings.nasl, fqdn_sys.nasl, snmp_settings.nasl

Reference Information

IAVB: 0001-B-0525