Subject: Re: What happened to the good ntop?
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/25/2005 13:22:14
On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 07:41 am, Alan Barrett wrote:
> What happened to the ntop I knew (pkgsrc/net/ntop)?  It was a nice happy
> curses application to display network traffic usage.  It had an optional
> web interface that had a reputation for security vulnerabilities, and
> which I didn't ever use.
> It seems to have been replaces by an ugly spyware application, which
> is kind enough to print a message to say, in effect, "I have just
> phoned home to report on you (and to check whether a newer version is
> available.)  Next time, you can use a command line option to suppress
> that."  The new ntop doesn't seem to have any curses code at all, only
> the web interface which used to be optional.
> So, it there anything that does what the old ntop used to do?  Just
> display stuff locally, using curses, and only monitoring the network,
> not transmitting anything (except perhaps DNS lookups), and certainly
> not phoning home.
> --apb (Alan Barrett)

There are two ntop packages in pkgsrc:

pkgsrc/net/ntop <- the old verson
pkgsrc/net/ntop2 <- the new version 

Isn't this what you're looking for?

cheerio Berndt
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