In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Ntopng on Fedora 39. In the realm of network traffic analysis and flow collection, Ntopng stands as a high-speed, web-based tool of choice for many network administrators. Its ability to provide an in-depth understanding of network traffic makes it an invaluable resource.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Ntopng network traffic monitoring on a Fedora 39.
Before diving into the installation process, let’s ensure that you have everything you need:
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 39.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- You will need access to the terminal to execute commands. Fedora 39 provides the Terminal application for this purpose. It can be found in your Applications menu.
- A basic understanding of Linux and CLI commands for smooth navigation through the process
- You’ll need an active internet connection to download Ntopng and its dependencies.
- Sudo or root privileges to execute administrative commands.
Install Ntopng on Fedora 39
Step 1. Keeping your system up-to-date is a fundamental best practice in system administration. It ensures you have the latest security patches and software versions. Update your Fedora 39 system using the following command:
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing Dependencies.
Ntopng relies on certain dependencies to function correctly. These include the
libmaxminddb development libraries. Install these dependencies using the following command:
sudo dnf install libpcap-devel libmaxminddb-devel
Step 3. Installing Ntopng on Fedora 39.
Since Ntopng is not available in the default Fedora repositories, we need to add the Ntop repository to our system. This repository contains the necessary packages for installing Ntopng. Add the Ntop repository using the following command:
rpm -ivh https://packages.ntop.org/centos-stable/ntop.repo
With the Ntop repository added and the required dependencies installed, we can now proceed to install Ntopng. Execute the following command to install Ntopng along with other necessary packages:
sudo dnf install pfring n2disk nprobe ntopng
After the successful installation of Ntopng, it’s time to start the Ntopng service. Additionally, we want to ensure that Ntopng starts automatically whenever our system boots. Achieve this by executing the following commands:
sudo systemctl start ntopng sudo systemctl enable ntopng
Step 4. Configure Firewall.
To access the Ntopng web interface, we need to configure the firewall to allow traffic on the Ntopng port. By default, Ntopng uses port 3000. Use the following commands to configure the firewall:
sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=3000/tcp sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Step 5. Access Ntopng Web Interface.
With the firewall correctly configured, you can now access the Ntopng web interface. Open a web browser and navigate to
http://your_server_ip:3000. If you encounter any issues, double-check your firewall configuration and ensure the Ntopng service is running.
The default login credentials are:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
Customize the password after your first login. Enjoy the powerful network monitoring capabilities of Ntopng!
Step 6. Troubleshooting Tips.
If you’re unable to access the ntopng web interface, consider the following troubleshooting tips:
- Check the status of the Ntopng service using the command
sudo systemctl status ntopng.
- Ensure your firewall is correctly configured to allow traffic on port 3000.
- Verify your internet connection and server IP address.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Ntopng. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Ntopng network traffic monitoring on your Fedora 39 system. For additional Apache or useful information, we recommend you check the official Ntopng website.