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How can I do a Nessus scan using the xml server configuration files as part of the scan?
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Question by:Eric Donaldson
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I am thinking along the line of the below based on  XCCDF content downloaded from NIST's web site to perform a USGCB audit @ https://discussions.tenable.com/thread/6342

The nessus has CLI but so far still txt based for targetlist, the past approach is based on the "--config-file" option (closest) that specify the client-side Nessus configuration file (.nessusrc) to use. This option is only used when starting the "nessus" client and not XML though.
https://hackertarget.com/nessus-scanning-command-line/
http://www.edgeos.com/nessuskb/results.cgi?show_all_cli=1

Doesn't seems to have a direct means to do it
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