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The scanning engine was kept as light as possible to reduce the probability of platform specific code and to make running Security Advisor easier on a laptop. Ideally, I would like to use the same scanning code on a laptop, standalone machine (appliance) and as an agent on a server or desktop.

All results are written to a text file for now, I had used Metakit but was getting too caught up in the structure and formatting of results. For now I am focusing on finishing the initial scanning engine and documentation. Then I will start working on the reporting and analysis code.

I am looking at using either ZODB or Metakit for local storage with an option to export data to a SQL database or CSV file. This would allow Security Advisor to be used without installing a full SQL server for desktop users.

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