This plugin searches for the .listing file in all the directories and subdirectories that are sent as input and if found it will try to discover new URLs from its content. The .listing file holds information about the list of files in the current directory. These files are created when download files from FTP with command “wget” and argument “-m” or “–no-remove-listing”. For example, if the input is:

  • http://host.tld/w3af/index.php

The plugin will perform these requests:

  • http://host.tld/w3af/.listing
  • http://host.tld/.listing

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This plugin doesn’t have any user configured options.


For more information about this plugin and the associated tests, there’s always the source code to understand exactly what’s under the hood:
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This plugin has no dependencies.