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*To access ntop's web interface, enter http://127.0.0.1:3000/ into your web browser.  To make changes to the server, you will need to enter your username (default = ''admin'') and password.
 
*To access ntop's web interface, enter http://127.0.0.1:3000/ into your web browser.  To make changes to the server, you will need to enter your username (default = ''admin'') and password.
 
==Troubleshooting==
 
==Troubleshooting==
  **ERROR** RRD: Disabled - unable to create base directory (err 13, /var/lib/ntop/rrd)
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===**ERROR** RRD: Disabled - unable to create base directory (err 13, /var/lib/ntop/rrd)===
 
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Directory may not exist.  Create it and make sure it belongs to user nobody
 
Directory may not exist.  Create it and make sure it belongs to user nobody
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===Please enable make sure that the ntop html/ directory is properly installed===
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If you receive this warning while trying to access the web interface, edit /etc/conf.d/ntop to include your IP and restart the daemon. For example:
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NTOP_ARGS="-i eth0 -w 127.0.0.1:3000"
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This is the IP you will use to access the web interface.

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Introduction

Ntop is a network traffic probe based on libcap, that offers RMON-like network traffic statistics accessible via a web browser. See ntop.org for an overview.

Installation & Configuration

  • Ntop is available in the Extra repository:
# pacman -S ntop
  • During the first run of ntop, you must set the admin password:
# ntop
  • Next, look at /etc/conf.d/ntop for configure the network interface, what you want to use.
  • Next, start the ntop service:
# /etc/rc.d/ntop start
  • Also, if preferred, add ntop to DAEMONS list in /etc/rc.conf to start process automatically at boot.
  • The configuration file is located at /etc/conf.d/ntop

Tips & Tricks

Access ntop web interface

  • To access ntop's web interface, enter http://127.0.0.1:3000/ into your web browser. To make changes to the server, you will need to enter your username (default = admin) and password.

Troubleshooting

**ERROR** RRD: Disabled - unable to create base directory (err 13, /var/lib/ntop/rrd)

Directory may not exist. Create it and make sure it belongs to user nobody

Please enable make sure that the ntop html/ directory is properly installed

If you receive this warning while trying to access the web interface, edit /etc/conf.d/ntop to include your IP and restart the daemon. For example:

NTOP_ARGS="-i eth0 -w 127.0.0.1:3000"

This is the IP you will use to access the web interface.