ntop binary for 5.x in existence ? (the real ntop, not the kitchen sink one...)

Matt Emmerton matt at gsicomp.on.ca
Wed Jul 6 21:57:11 GMT 2005

> Hello,
> I used to use a tremendously useful and lightweight
> application called ntop - which performed a very very
> simple function:  it listed network users on the
> machine, in terms of bandwidth, etc., like the
> traditional top command displays processes.
> Simple, easy, lightweight ... very useful.
> I have since been alarmed and disgusted to see that
> the authors have abandoned (and removed from archives,
> it seems) that application, and moved on to some kind
> of game or graphics program or ... something ... it's
> very hard to tell what "ntop" does anymore, but it
> seems to be some kind of relational database combined
> with a webserver and contact management app ?  Who
> knows.  They're obviously idiots.
> So, does anyone have the old ntop, and a method for
> compiling it successfully under FreeBSD 5.x ?

I'm not sure where you're looking, but http://www.ntop.org definitely
describes a network monitoring application.

It's stil in the ports -- you can install it like this:  cd
/usr/ports/net/ntop && make install

Matt Emmerton

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