What you need to do to
run SATAN even if you don't want to read documentation
In a nutshell all you really have to do is type "make", edit the
config file (satan.cf)
if desired, and then run SATAN; to use the HTML interface to run SATAN
you may simply type "satan", then use "SATAN Target selection"
to choose a target. To run SATAN from the command line you would type
something like "satan victim.com".
Remember - you should run SATAN as "root"!
After the probe is done, you can then go into the HTML interface (again, just type "satan"), go to the "SATAN Reporting & Data Analysis" section. Look at the "Vulnerabilities" section first, then examine the other methods ("Information" and "Trust").
Getting and compiling
all those programs if you don't have them already
You'll need perl5 and fping (see
system requirements) as well as a C compiler to get SATAN running properly.
To compile and prepare SATAN, look at the
first section of the SATAN tutorial.
What are all the files for?
SATAN creates and uses quite a few files, but a user typically only has
to really be concerned with one - the configuration file,
(satan.cf.) Besides the program files that
actually run SATAN, the following files are generated by SATAN:
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