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Old 11-07-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
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check which IP using bandwidth


Is there a way to check which IP is using the most bandwidth at any one time?
I have a proxy server running and occasionally some users download videos instead of stream them, which hogs the bandwidth on their connection and denies other users access.
 
Old 11-07-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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I think ntop will do what you're looking for.
 
Old 11-07-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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Thank you for the app.This may well help me find out if someone is "stealing"my internet.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
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I am trying to run ntop but get this error:
[root ntop]# /usr/local/bin/ntop -i "eth0,tun0,tun1" -d -L -u ntop -P /usr/local/var/ntop --skip-version-check --use-syslog=daemon
-bash: /usr/local/bin/ntop: No such file or directory
[root ntop]#


This is following the how to at: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-i...-fedora-linux/

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[root lib]# ntop -i "eth0,tun0,tun1" -d -L -u ntop -P /usr/local/var/ntop --skip-version-check --use-syslog=daemon
Mon Nov  8 08:03:58 2010  NOTE: Interface merge enabled by default
Mon Nov  8 08:03:58 2010  Initializing gdbm databases
[root lib]# pidof ntop

[root lib]#

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Old 11-08-2010, 04:08 AM   #5
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Check for the log messages. Your ntop seems to die as soon as it starts.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 04:33 AM   #6
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Check for the log messages. Your ntop seems to die as soon as it starts.
Is it ntop.log? That file does not seem to exist.

This is the conf:

Code:
# tells ntop the user id to run as
--user ntop

#save messages into the system log
--use-syslog=daemon

# sets the directory that ntop runs from
--db-file-path /var/lib/ntop

# the amount and severity of messages that ntop will put out
--trace-level 3

# limit ntop to listening on a specific interface and port
--http-server 127.0.0.1:3000 --https-server 127.0.0.1:3001

# Under certain circumstances, the sched_yield() function causes the ntop web
# server to lock up.  It shouldn't happen, but it does.  This option causes
# ntop to skip those calls, at a tiny performance penalty.
--disable-schedyield

# disables "phone home" behavior
--skip-version-check=yes
 
Old 11-08-2010, 04:33 AM   #7
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You could check the system log file messages in /var/log. You should get the idea there.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 04:40 AM   #8
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Code:
Nov  8 08:07:54 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 kernel: ip_conntrack version 2.4 (7525 buckets, 60200 max) - 228 bytes per conntrack
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   THREADMGMT[t3086866656]: ntop RUNSTATE: PREINIT(1)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   THREADMGMT[t3086866656]: ntop RUNSTATE: INIT(2)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   ntop v.3.3.9 Fedora RPM
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Configured on Oct 26 2009  1:22:21, built on Oct 26 2009 01:22:27.
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Copyright 1998-2007 by Luca Deri <deri@ntop.org>
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Get the freshest ntop from http://www.ntop.org/
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   NOTE: ntop is running from 'ntop'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   NOTE: (but see warning on man page for the --instance parameter)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   NOTE: ntop libraries are in '/usr/lib'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Initializing ntop
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   No patterns to load: protocol guessing disabled.
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 kernel: device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **WARNING** Truncated network size (device eth0) to 1024 hosts (real netmask 255.255.252.0)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Checking eth0 for additional devices
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Added virtual interface: 'eth0:0'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Resetting traffic statistics for device eth0
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Initializing device eth0 (0)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   DLT: Device 0 [eth0] is 1, mtu 1514, header 14
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **ERROR** pcap_open_live(): 'ioctl: No such device'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Please correct the problem or select a different interface using the -i flag
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **FATAL_ERROR** Not root, ntop shutting down...
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   CLEANUP[t3086866656]: ntop caught signal 2 [state=2]
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   ntop is now quitting...
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 kernel: device eth0 left promiscuous mode
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   THREADMGMT[t3086158048]: ntop RUNSTATE: PREINIT(1)
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   THREADMGMT[t3086158048]: ntop RUNSTATE: INIT(2)
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   ntop v.3.3.9 Fedora RPM
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Configured on Oct 26 2009  1:22:21, built on Oct 26 2009 01:22:27.
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Copyright 1998-2007 by Luca Deri <deri@ntop.org>
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Get the freshest ntop from http://www.ntop.org/
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   NOTE: ntop is running from 'ntop'
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   NOTE: (but see warning on man page for the --instance parameter)
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   NOTE: ntop libraries are in '/usr/lib'
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Initializing ntop
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   No patterns to load: protocol guessing disabled.
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   **WARNING** Truncated network size (device eth0) to 1024 hosts (real netmask 255.255.252.0)
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Checking eth0 for additional devices
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Added virtual interface: 'eth0:0'
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Resetting traffic statistics for device eth0
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Initializing device eth0 (0)
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 kernel: device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   DLT: Device 0 [eth0] is 1, mtu 1514, header 14
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   **ERROR** pcap_open_live(): 'ioctl: No such device'
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   Please correct the problem or select a different interface using the -i flag
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   **FATAL_ERROR** Not root, ntop shutting down...
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   CLEANUP[t3086158048]: ntop caught signal 2 [state=2]
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[25619]:   ntop is now quitting...
Nov  8 09:32:05 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 kernel: device eth0 left promiscuous mode
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:00 AM   #9
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Your configuration file will have no effect if you are running it from command line.

Can you see this:
Code:
Initializing ntop
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   No patterns to load: protocol guessing disabled.
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 kernel: device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **WARNING** Truncated network size (device eth0) to 1024 hosts (real netmask 255.255.252.0)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Checking eth0 for additional devices
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Added virtual interface: 'eth0:0'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Resetting traffic statistics for device eth0
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Initializing device eth0 (0)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   DLT: Device 0 [eth0] is 1, mtu 1514, header 14
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **ERROR** pcap_open_live(): 'ioctl: No such device'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Please correct the problem or select a different interface using the -i flag
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **FATAL_ERROR** Not root, ntop shutting down...
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   CLEANUP[t3086866656]: ntop caught signal 2 [state=2]
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   ntop is now quitting...
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:07 AM   #10
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Your configuration file will have no effect if you are running it from command line.

Can you see this:
Code:
Initializing ntop
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   No patterns to load: protocol guessing disabled.
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 kernel: device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **WARNING** Truncated network size (device eth0) to 1024 hosts (real netmask 255.255.252.0)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Checking eth0 for additional devices
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Added virtual interface: 'eth0:0'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Resetting traffic statistics for device eth0
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Initializing device eth0 (0)
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   DLT: Device 0 [eth0] is 1, mtu 1514, header 14
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **ERROR** pcap_open_live(): 'ioctl: No such device'
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   Please correct the problem or select a different interface using the -i flag
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   **FATAL_ERROR** Not root, ntop shutting down...
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   CLEANUP[t3086866656]: ntop caught signal 2 [state=2]
Nov  8 08:08:16 serverxx-xxx-xxx-198 ntop[23934]:   ntop is now quitting...
But what is the problem?
I am running it as root so am not sure what the issue is...
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:20 AM   #11
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No usually you do not run ntop as root but as its own user. Why dont you try to configure the config file and run ntop as service. I do this.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:24 AM   #12
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Well I would suggest using your repositories to install ntop rather than compiling it from source. You can uninstall the current installation and then use yum to install a fresh copy. Also make sure you are deleting all the database files after uninstall is finished.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:24 AM   #13
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No usually you do not run ntop as root but as its own user. Why dont you try to configure the config file and run ntop as service. I do this.
How can I run it as a service?
Do I login as ntop and then do this? I cannot login as ntop as it says password denied even though I set the password eaerlier.
ntop -i "eth0,tun0,tun1" -d -L -u ntop -P /usr/local/var/ntop --skip-version-check --use-syslog=daemon

Last edited by qwertyjjj; 11-08-2010 at 05:25 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:27 AM   #14
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Well I would suggest using your repositories to install ntop rather than compiling it from source. You can uninstall the current installation and then use yum to install a fresh copy. Also make sure you are deleting all the database files after uninstall is finished.
I used yum install to install it already.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 05:28 AM   #15
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See my earlier post. If you installed ntop from source we can not say if the installation was clean. What I would suggest you is a clean installation from yum repositories.
 
  


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