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On 05/25/08 06:16, Forsaken wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a question, and I apologize if this has been asked before, but a
> search of the archives hasn't revealed the answer I'm looking for.
> My question is in regards to ntop. The package description states thus -
> ntop - display network usage in top-like format
> That would seem to indicate that you would get a curses-type interface
> showing network traffic details, instead of process stuff.
> Indeed, when I install ntop as a package on OpenBSD, that's exactly
> what I get.
> OpenBSD is where I'm familiar with ntop, as that's what I've used as a
> funnel point for all my network traffic in the past. Now I'm looking to
> do the same thing with an etch box, and it seems that the only way to
> interface with the debian version is via a web interface. (Please note
> that I'm not seeking to start a holy war because of my mention of
> OpenBSD, it's for exposition purposes only)
> So my question is thus - is there just some switch I'm missing with the
> debian package of ntop that will get me a nice curses-based display of
> network traffic, or is the package description inaccurate?
Someone must have realized that disconnect between reality and the
package description, because now it reads:
Description: display network usage in web browser
ntop displays a summary of network usage by machines on your
network in a
web mode, which allows the display to be browsed with a web
Tag: admin::monitoring, implemented-in::c, interface::text-mode,
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA USA
ESPN makes baseball players better.
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