Arachni and the new engine

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28 Mar, 2018 12:03 PM


I've just read your blog post
I've tried to post a comment under it, but I really can't (it says "Sorry, your request cannot be accepted.", whatever I try to do...).

Anyway. This new engine looks really promising and I can't wait to try it.

However, why keeping its development secret? Shouldn't you open a public repo so everyone could track the progress and even help?

Also, you are talking about launching a entirely new project? Why no simply releasing a Arachni v2?
Should we consider Arachni a dead project?

The thing is, we are in the process of trying and choosing a Web Application Scanner for integrating in our development process. Arachni is really good, but I wouldn't want to integrate something that will no longer be maintained. This is especially true in web security context, as it is evolving pretty fast.

Thanks for your information, and thank you for this great tool.

Have a nice day.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 28 Mar, 2018 01:03 PM

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    1. It's not ready, I don't want any input right now nor having to support it in any way for anyone else.
    2. What's stopping you from considering it as Arachni v2?
    3. See #2.

    It'll be a transition like any other, from one version to a basically rewritten one, albeit with a different name.

    And I wanted to keep things separately precisely because Arachni isn't a dead project and I didn't want to accidentally mess it up or make it unstable since it's working fine.

  2. 2 Posted by Indigo on 28 Mar, 2018 01:39 PM

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    Alright, I guess I can understand your reasoning!

    Thanks for your reply, and good luck with the development! I will follow your progress eagerly ;-)

  3. 3 Posted by Indigo on 30 Mar, 2018 07:51 AM

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    Hi again,

    I've seen in the nightlies that a version 2.0dev is available. Is it related to the new engine?


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Tasos Laskos on 30 Mar, 2018 09:02 AM

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    Nope, no relation.
    That's from Arachni's experimental branch, as I've said, the new engine is still private.

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