Shaan celebrated his 5th birthday recently. My goodness, he is growing up so fast. He insisted that everything be blue. We had a blue cake with blue frosting and blue balloons, and all the guests were asked to wear blue. The kids had a blast making their own personalised cups cakes. They decorated their train-shaped mini-cakes with icing and various kinds of candy. Edible artwork. Yummy.
A very wet Kiran.
Part of the birthday fun included an exciting water balloon fight between the kids and the adults.
Near the end of the evening, we went out to the front porch to blow bubbles. They were some giant bubbles.
Harry Anderson has written a thorough series of articles on the SecurityFocus web site called an Introduction to Nessus. He goes into detail about how the nessus client and server pieces work. He also gives some advice on interpreting Nessus results.
Nessus review by PC Magazine: "Based on a client/server architecture, Nessus lets users run the administrative console, which executes vulnerability scans and holds databases on a machine other than the ser".
I personally think PC Magazine was dismissive of Nessus. These magazines tend to be biased against the non-Windows platforms. I have not done so myself but one can write one's own security scans via the Nessus plug-in language (NASL) and there is at least on Perl module available to programmatically control Nessus. My employer has built a Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, and Perl based vulnerability assessment application around the Nessus security scanner.