Do not scan printers (AppSocket)

Info Nessus Plugin ID 44920


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


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.


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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 44920

File Name: dont_scan_printers2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: remote

Family: Settings

Published: 2010/02/26

Modified: 2015/06/02

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Info