if I get it correctly the client is now the openvas manager? it can give commands to openvas-server and GSA is the web based interface for that.
openvas-client was replaced by GSA (web client) and GSD (desktop client). Manager is middleware to handle communications between everything. It acts as both a queue, and a distributed management layer. If you remember nessus and older openvas scans would die if the client detached from the server. This solves that among other problems
Question for Scott: if I am correct I can not do the following: change the scanning configuration or do SSL weak cipher checking because of a bug in NMAP ?
Do you know if there is any idea when this will be fixed?
Its not so much a bug in nmap as my overly-aggressive response to requests to update packages
Someone pointed out the version of nmap in atomic was 4.x and 5.51 was out, so I just bumped it without testing other applications. It turns ut openvas 4 wasnt up to the new stuff in 5.51 and some of the SSL tests arent working the way they should. So yes, its been fixed in but I don't know when that will be released.