Sunday, February 23, 2003

Internet Security Scanner Started as a Shell Script

Did you know that the first version of Internet Security Scanner was a shell script? I found it in this 28 Sep 93 post by Christopher Klaus while researching the history of vulnerability scanners. From the post:

To sum it up, ISS will scan a domain grabbing essential information for
administrators to easily sort through and give them a chance to secure the
open machines on their network.

#! /bin/sh
# This is a shell archive. Remove anything before this line, then feed it
# into a shell via "sh file" or similar. To overwrite existing files,
# type "sh file -c".
# Contents: iss iss/Bugs iss/Makefile iss/iss.1 iss/iss.c
# iss/readme.iss iss/telnet.h iss/todo
# Wrapped by kent@sparky on Tue Sep 28 21:20:25 1993

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