Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Note to myself: Installing NTOP in Ubuntu

Ubuntu is known with its wonderful tool (which actually Debian's); apt-get/aptitude.

I was having trouble to get my RRD plugin shows the network load graph in Ubuntu, although the apt-get should resolve that automatically. The following is the method that I gathered from various online sources, so that I can refer back whenever I need to do a fresh install.


sudo mkdir /var/lib/ntop/rrd
sudo mkdir /var/lib/ntop/rrd/graphics
sudo mkdir /var/lib/ntop/rrd/flows
sudo mkdir /var/lib/ntop/rrd/interfaces
sudo mkdir /var/lib/ntop/rrd/interfaces/eth0

sudo mkdir /var/lib/ntop/rrd/interfaces/eth1
sudo mkdir /var/lib/ntop/rrd/interfaces/ppp0

sudo chmod -R 775 /var/lib/ntop
sudo chown -R nobody:nogroup /var/lib/ntop/rrd


*note, for eth0, eth1, pp0, you may need to replace that with your own preference, some machine, such as Dell Latitude D430 use wlan0 for its Wifi card.

I also could not understand, this problem was let ignored for several releases, and no action being taken so that ntop could work just straight away with RRD. 

2 comments:

Dan Chen said...

Has a bug report been filed for this symptom?

najmi said...

Hi Chen,

I am not aware about the report-I never checked, but the solution that I got was somewhere in the Internet.. I forgot the link as I put inside my personal notes.