FreeBSD Port: ntop-3.1_1

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Tue Mar 1 14:26:36 GMT 2005


It seems that ntop is broken on freebsd, period. Version 3.0 would use all
available CPU, and the http server would become unresponsive. This seems
to have been fixed in the current 3.1 version, however there are other
problems. After about an hour of packet collecting, i get these errors:

Feb 28 14:31:00 sniffer ntop[5548]:   **ERROR** Buffer too short @
pbuf.c:1363 (increase to at least 3)

Packet collecting stops at this point:

Dropped (libpcap) 617.2% 24,848,820
Dropped (ntop) 0.0% 0
Total Received (ntop) 4,025,915
Total Packets Processed 4,025,915

It does not matter if i use the --set-pcap-nonblocking or not. Actually,
this option makes ntop take 100% CPU, it runs just fine without this
option, but the same buffer problem comes up.

This is an Athlon64 3000 machine, with 1GB ram.

5.3-STABLE FreeBSD 5.3-STABLE #0: Thu Feb 24 11:27:25 EST 2005 amd64

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