ntop install on FreeBSD

We install ntop from packages simply because this is one service that’s impossible to install from source.

Next we need to create a group and user for the ntop process.
Now we need to give rights to the ntop user/group to the ntop folder in /var/db.

Then we run ntop for the first time and create the admin password. After your first launch with the admin password you can in the future add the -d option at the end to run as a daemon.

Once ntop finishes loading after entering the admin password we can get to the page.

“Network Load Statistics” shows near live traffic reports.

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