Why does the Scanner Appliance not respond when it scans itself?

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Issue:

When trying to make the scanner appliance scan itself, the scan results return No Host Alive.

 

Solution:

This behavior is by design. When a scanner appliance is requested to scan itself, it will report itself as not alive.

 

However, this is not the case when scanning another scanner appliance since the scanner has no way of knowing that the target host is a scanner appliance as well.

 

 

Qualys Support KnowledgeBase

http://community.qualys.com/community/kb

 

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