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How to Install NTOPNG, A Web-Based Network Traffic Analysis Tool

You can use this tool to monitor various protocols, traffic variants, and bandwidth across multiple time frames. Just like wireshark, It is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform, MacOSX and on Win32 as well. Here is the step by step installation guide for Ntopng for Ubuntu 14.04 server.

STEP 1

First of all add Ntopng repo in your Ubuntu repo list. Create ntop.list file by running the command:

Then add this line:

STEP 2

Run the given command to add the key and then run update:

STEP 3

Now install Ntopng and its dependencies.

STEP 4

Ntopng is installed and now it’s time to create ntopng configuration file.

After running the above command copy all these lines into ntopng configuration file.

STEP 5

You can also download ntopng from their website and install it manually by using the following command if you don’t want to add its repo.

STEP 6

We also need to create ntopng.start file by using the command:

Once you created ntopng.start file then add the following lines

STEP 7

To see all available interfaces and options, use the ntopng -h option:

STEP 8

Start Ntopng and redis server daemon.

STEP 9

Now you can test your ntopng application by typing http://yourserver.name:3000. You will see ntopng login page.

STEP 10

For the first time, your deafult credentials are user ‘admin’ and password ‘admin’. Once you login, you will see the dashboard with a glance of real traffic on your network.

STEP 11

Click on the Host option to see the traffic and details of all the active hosts on your network.

STEP 12

You also get the graphical representation of traffic flow, hosts, ports, and applications and can monitor your network bandwidth consumption in a graphical way. (Source: PC Quest)

Ntopng-graphical-interface How to Install NTOPNG, A Web-Based Network Traffic Analysis Tool

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