How Does vScope Probe via SSH?

vScope supports discovery of SSH. It first runs uname -a to try to figure out the nix-flavor of the target system. After that, it runs several commands and reads a few files. For commands, it first checks if it’s available on the target system by issuing “command -v {cmd}” before it tries to run it. If not found this way it also looks for it under /sbin and /user/sbin.

If vScope receives “Permission denied” when trying to run a command it checks if the current user is allowed to do sudo by issuing sudo -v If this succeeds it will retry the original command with sudo {cmd}

If sudo check fails it will not try to use sudo for any of the following commands within the target session. For files, it first checks if the file exists using test -f {file} before trying to read it.

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