How To Install Ntopng on Ubuntu 16.04

Install Ntopng on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration Ntopng on Ubuntu 16.04. For those of you who didn’t know, Ntopng is a relatively useful tool if you are looking to monitor different network protocols on your servers. It provides a bunch of tools for monitoring various protocols, traffic variants, and yes, bandwidth across multiple time frames. ntopng 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.

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 through the step by step installation Ntopng on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Ntopng on Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1. First, check that the universe repository is enabled by inspecting ‘/etc/apt/sources.list’ with your favourite editor.

If universe is not included then modify the file so that it does:

Step 2. Installing Ntopng.

To install Ntopng, run the following command as your server’s root user:

Step 3. Configure Ntopng.

Create ntopng configuration file, In this article we use nano as text editor. You can use your favorite text editor to create ntopng configuration files:

Create ntopng.start file:

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

Start Ntopng server daemon:

Step 4. Test Ntopng.

Now you can test your ntopng application by typing You will see ntopng login page. For the first time, you can use user ‘admin’ and password ‘admin’.

Install Ntopng on Ubuntu 16.04

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Ntopng. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Ntopng high speed web-based traffic analysis and flow collection on your Ubuntu 16.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Ntopng web site.

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