QID 45038 - Host scan time

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Issue:

Need to know the time / duration it takes to scan a particular host. Need to know the start and end time of the scan of that host.

 

Solution:

QID 45038 provides the Host Scan Time for each individual host. This is a severity level 1 Information Gathered check. This QID displays the period of time it took the scanning engine to perform the vulnerability assessment of a single target host and also displays the start and end time of the scan for that host.

 

Please note: The Host Scan Time does not have a direct correlation to the Duration time as displayed in the Report Summary section of a scan results report. The Duration is the period of time it takes the service to perform a scan task. The Duration includes the time it takes the service to scan all hosts, which may involve parallel scanning. It also includes the time it takes for a scanner appliance to pick up the scan task and transfer the results back to the service's Security Operations Center. Further, when a scan task is distributed across multiple scanners, the Duration includes the time it takes to perform parallel host scanning on all scanners.

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