This article shall serve as a guide on how to set up Enterprise Recon to locate and scan a local network drive. (eg. NAS, SAN)
- In the Enterprise Recon web console, start a new search and choose to add an unlisted Target
- In the "Server" category, enter your network drive's hostname then proceed to the next step
- In the "Network Storage" category, select either "Windows Share" or "UNIX file share" depending on the type of file system your network drive uses
*Only select "Remote access via SSH" if your network drive uses an unsupported file system
- Enter the path you want to scan on your network drive, as well as your credentials (if using Windows Share/Remote access via SSH), and specify the proxy agent to use to connect to your network drive
Note: If you are running a scan against a network share (e.g: Technology/BAU), you should enter the path as "Technology/BAU"
- Proceed with the scan
Please note the points below if you encounter issues scanning your Network storage.
Only Windows Node Agents can be used to perform a remote file share scan of a CIFS/SMBFS-based network storage, regardless of the Target's Operating System.
The same fact holds true for scanning of a Windows system, as this uses Windows's file sharing protocol & WMI, which is not available on UNIX platforms.
As a baseline, we advise customers to always use Windows Node Agents to scan Windows-based Targets and Unix Node Agents to scan Unix-based Targets wherever possible.
All information in this article is accurate and true as of the last edited date.