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# 1  
Old 06-14-2011
Can't start NTOP service/daemon

I have installed version of ntop 4.0.3 by guide.
But I can't start ntop daemon/service. I didn't find a service file for starting.
During the installation there was no problem only want to RRDTool so I installed that. Now there is no necessary package required.

I didn't find in /etc/init.d/ ntop daemon.
HTML Code:
# service ntop status
ntop: unrecognized service
What can I do in this situation?

Best regards,
# 2  
Old 06-14-2011
I dont think ntop has a init script for starting and stopping. Please check /usr/local/bin/ntop.
and its options for starting the ntop.

Once its started access the webpage from port 3000 and start using it.
# 3  
Old 06-14-2011
I have checked all probabilities. I can reach ntop web gui from port 3000 when I start ntop.
HTML Code:
# ls -l /usr/local/bin/
total 0
#
What is the main problem. Smilie
# 4  
Old 06-15-2011
did you tried to search for ntop via find command
# 5  
Old 06-15-2011
Thanks dude, I tried
HTML Code:
#find / -name ntop
I followed as far as below. I was mistaken or guide is wrong.
I only run
HTML Code:
./autogen.sh
Type the following commands to compile and install ntop:
# ./autogen.sh
Just type make to compile ntop:
# make
Just type make install to install ntop:
# make install
# make install-data-as

I installed ntop and it's running now. I accepted port 3000 from iptables.
HTML Code:
-A RH-Firewall-1-INPUT -m state --state NEW -m tcp -p tcp --dport 3000 -j ACCEPT

localhost
is ok but I can't reach from outside to ntop webgui.
http://ntop-machine-ip:3000 : can't display ntop page.

I tried to enter web users path from Admin+ Configure+Web users on Ntop webpage on ntopmachine but password is not concerned.
I have already two users which are ntop and root and passwords are same.

How can I reach to ntop machine from LAN. Smilie

HTML Code:
# netstat -tulpn | grep :3000
tcp        0      0 :::3000                     :::*                        LISTEN      2960/ntop           
#
# 6  
Old 06-15-2011
I hope you dont have any other iptables rule to block the IP or a subnet.
If you are suspecting the iptables, temporarily stop it and check whether you are able to access the page from the network so that we can identify the culprit.

Please post the iptables -L o/p or the contents of /etc/sysconfig/iptables file
# 7  
Old 06-15-2011
I try to prepare some notes about Ntop Installion..

## for needed librarys that needed ntop (+rrdtool )
Code:
# yum install cairo-devel libxml2-devel pango-devel pango libpng-devel \
freetype freetype-devel libart_lgpl-devel libpcap-devel libpcap gdbm-devel

## for rrdtool install ( that needed by ntop for stores and collects datas in own database )
Code:
# wget http://oss.oetiker.ch/rrdtool/pub/rrdtool-1.4.5.tar.gz
# tar -zxvf rrdtool-1.4.5.tar.gz
# export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/pkgconfig/
# ./configure
# make && make install

## for GeoIP install ( ip adress informations..)
Code:
# wget http://www.maxmind.com/download/geoi...c/GeoIP.tar.gz 
# tar xzvf GeoIP.tar.gz 
# ./configure 
# make && make install

## for ntop install (finally install network monitor)
Code:
# wget http://cdnetworks-us-1.dl.sourceforg...p-4.0.1.tar.gz
# tar xvzf ntop4.0.1.tar.gz
# cd ntop-4.0.1/
# ./autogen.sh --with-rrd-home=/opt/rrdtool-1.4.5/
# make && make install
# useradd -M -s /sbin/nologin -r ntop
# chown -R ntop:ntop /usr/local/share/ntop/ /usr/local/var/ntop/ /usr/local/share/GeoIP
# /usr/local/bin/ntop -d -u ntop -P /usr/local/var/ntop --skip-version-check -L --use-syslog=daemon

or try install so that rpm way Smilie

regards
ygemici

Last edited by ygemici; 06-15-2011 at 12:30 PM..
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