The computers based on Linux and Apple Mac OS X operating systems are scanned with the agent. Agent is an executable that is being uploaded via SSH and SCP/SFTP protocols to the remote computer and gathers the information on its hardware and software using the operating system utilities.
SSH protocol allows exchanging data between two hosts using a secure channel. Currently there are two protocol versions – SSH-1 and SSH-2. TNI 2 uses SSH-2 protocol for scanning. Most of modern UNIX systems allow using this protocol.
SCP and SFTP protocols are used for transferring files through a secure channel between two hosts. They are the components of most of modern SSH servers. TNI 2 supports both these protocols.
How it works:
Before start scanning one should make sure that:
Operating system should provide the agent with a number of utilities so it can gather the full information on computer. The exact list of them depends on the configuration of the operating system. If some needed utility is not installed on the scanned computer, the message will be displayed in the appropriate category of the Details view.
Furthermore, the operating system should have standard C++ library (libstdc++.so.6).