ntop is a network traffic tools that shows network usage in a real time. One of the good things about this tool is that you can use a web browser to manage and navigate through ntop traffic information to better understand network status.
Also Ntop monitors and reports hosts traffic and supports these protocols:
In this tutorial we’ll install ntop 3.2 in Redhat Enterprise Linux 5
for LIBPCAP & GDBM packages check installation media of RHEL 5.
rpm -ivh ntop-3.2-2.el5.rf.i386.rpm
1- Initialize ntop:
That will initialize ntop and it will ask you to enter your username and password.
The default username: admin
2- Start ntop service:
service ntop start
ntop can be managed through a web interface. You can enter your server address in your web browser:
Now you can monitor your hosts and manage your ntop configuration.