Requirements for running ntop monitory tool both on windows and linux

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I am learning how to use the ntop network monitory tool but my attempts to view the users on my network have not been very successful. Please assist me on how to do the configurations on my machine and how to add devices on my network. Also do i have to go through a web browser to view the network devices?

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You may be having difficulty running ntop to capture traffic on a switched network. A network switch will only send broadcast traffic to all ports. To “hear” all traffic, a switch port has to be configured as a mirror or monitor port. You can then connect your network monitor to this port to listen to all traffic on the network. Another option would be to get a network tap and place it between the edge router & the LAN switch. This will permit you to see all traffic entering and exiting the local network. It would not show you host to host traffic on the local LAN though. Take a look at some of my blog postings on this topic. Start on this <a href=”http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-trenches/tag/monitoring/page/4/”>page</a> and the first part of the series starts <a href=”http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/it-trenches/tag/monitoring/page/5/”>here</a>. The ntop mailing list is a great place to get additional assistance on this excellent application. This <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZFMpsFKg2A”>video</a> or this <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glNZA9vpy8Y&feature=related”>one</a> may also give you some education into using ntop.

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