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.