Install ntopng on Centos Web Panel | Centos 6/7


ntopng is the next generation version of the original ntop, a network traffic probe that monitors network usage. ntopng is based on libpcap and it has been written in a portable way in order to virtually run on every Unix platform, MacOSX and on Windows as well.

ntopng – yes, it’s all lowercase – provides an intuitive, encrypted web user interface for the exploration of real time and historical traffic information.


Main Features

  • Sort network traffic according to many criteria including IP address, port, L7 protocol, throughput, Autonomous Systems (ASs).
  • Show real time network traffic and active hosts.
  • Produce long-term reports for several network metrics including throughput and application protocols.
  • Top talkers (senders/receivers), top ASs, top L7 applications.
  • Monitor and report live throughput, network and application latency, Round Trip Time (RTT), TCP statistics (retransmission’s, out of order packets, packet lost), and bytes and packets transmitted.
  • Store on disk persistent traffic statistics to allow future explorations and post-mortem analyses.
  • Geo locate and overlay hosts in a geographical map.
  • Discover application protocols (Facebook, YouTube, BitTorrent, etc) by leveraging on nDPI, ntop Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology.
  • Characterize HTTP traffic by leveraging on characterization services provided by Google and HTTP Blacklist.
  • Analyze IP traffic and sort it according to the source/destination.
  • Report IP protocol usage sorted by protocol type.
  • Produce HTML5/AJAX network traffic statistics.
  • Full support for IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Full Layer-2 support (including ARP statistics).
  • GTP/GRE detunnelling.
  • Support for MySQL, Elastic Search and Log Stash export of monitored data.
  • Interactive historical exploration of monitored data exported to MySQL.
  • Alerts engine to capture anomalous and suspicious hosts.
  • SNMP v1/v2c support and continuous monitoring of SNMP devices.


How to Install

yum install -y subversion autoconf automake make gcc tcpdump libpcap-devel libxml2-devel sqlite-devel libtool glib2-devel gcc-c++ libmaxminddb-devel
yum --enablerepo=epel install redis -y
useradd -d /var/lib/ntopng ntopng
mkdir -p /etc/ntopng


Install Supported dependency

cd /usr/local/src
git clone
cd nDPI


Install Ntopng

cd /usr/local/src
git clone
cd ntopng
make install
/usr/bin/gmake geoip


Setup Additional requirements

cp /usr/local/src/ntopng/httpdocs/misc/ntopng-utils-manage-config /usr/bin/ntopng-utils-manage-config


Copy and paste all lines not one by one.

cat > /etc/ntopng/ntopng.conf << "EOF"


Setup Startup Service

Centos 6

cp /usr/local/src/ntopng/packages/etc/init.d/ntopng /etc/init.d/ntopng
touch /etc/ntopng/ntopng.start
ln -s /usr/local/bin/ntopng /usr/bin/ntopng

Centos 7

cp /usr/local/src/ntopng/packages/etc/systemd/system/ntopng.service /usr/lib/systemd/system/ntopng.service


Start Services

service redis start
service ntopng start