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Protocol Documentation

This page summarizes available documentation for the OpenVAS protocols.

The OpenVAS communication protocols

OpenVAS Management Protocol (OMP)

This protocol was designed and implemented by Greenbone Networks and is intensively used for Greenbone's product family "Greenbone Security Manager".

OpenVAS Transfer Protocol (OTP)

This protocol is used by OpenVAS Scanner on the server side and by OpenVAS Manager on the client side.

It is not recommended to develop further clients based on OTP as this protocol will eventually be replaced by the "OpenVAS Scanner Protocol" (OSP).