Taking a very long time to scan a small forum

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25 May, 2016 04:36 PM


So I want to scan a small forum, and I can understand that a scan takes time but I'm getting close to 48 hours scan time with over 750 000 requests. Most of these request seem very similar if you look at the console, some even look exactly the same. The forum is running Invision Power Board software and it has around 4500 topics on it. However I doubt that arachni can see all of them.

Is it possible that it does several vulnerability tests on the all of the different threads which would result in the same type of scan being made over and over?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 25 May, 2016 04:40 PM

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    Scan time depends on the amount of pages and input vectors as well as server responsiveness and network conditions.
    And the scanner will indeed operate in the way you mentioned.

    In order to optimize the scan please see the suggested article right beneath your question.


  2. Tasos Laskos closed this discussion on 03 Aug, 2016 02:27 PM.

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