Hello my favorite software people
In nixland-- let’s use, say, Solaris and Red Hat as our examples-- how does the BFI scanner determine where it will scan? I understand that in Windows it does a registry search first, then categorizes the software and does a diff going forward.
But how does it work in nix? I see in the documentation that:
the scanner searches the system registry to gather information about Windows and UNIX packages that are installed on the endpoints. Then, it returns the findings to the server where the discovered packages are compared with the software catalog. If a particular package matches an entry in the catalog, the software is discovered.
But obviously the scanner is not checking the Red Hat registry. I assume it’s looking in like /etc and /var, but it would be great if I could find a list of the directories that it is checking.