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Installing Ntop in Ubuntu Server 9.04

Filed under: SysAdmin, Ubuntu — acidborg @ 12:14

Description: “Ntop is a network traffic probe that shows the network usage, similar to what the popular top Unix command does. Ntop is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform and on Win32 as well.”

To install it, execute:

apt-get install ntop

Before starting it, configure the interface you want to listen to in /var/lib/ntop/init.cfg

After that, execute manually as root:


and enter the password for the Ntop’s admin user twice.

I recommend to kill the execution of Ntop using Control+C and start it “the right way” using:

/etc/init.d/ntop start

Finally, you can access Ntop’s web UI using its URL: http://localhost:3000

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