[wellylug] NTop...

Pizbit pizbit at neko.net.nz
Sat May 22 20:58:03 NZST 2004

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I gave up on ntop because it seemed to be rather confusing and didn't actually
give me what I wanted, pretty graphs of BW usage.   :D
All the other cable traffic is stopped at your cable modem. The hosts page
includes all the web pages you surf and the ads that are viewed so possibly they
are comming from that.
As I understand it ntop simply listens on the devices and does the lookups on
the IP addresses it doesn't know.
If you're just into simple BW usage graphs for the interfaces mrtg is neat.

Chris Hodgetts wrote:
| Hello,
| Just an NTOP query..
| I have two network cards, eth0 for external and eth1 for internal
| traffic.
| Does ntop actually send data, apart from DNS look ups, or does it just
| sit an listern and read the data coming into the interface...
| If that makes any sense at all.
| Why I am asking, is that when I had both eth0 and eth1 being monitored,
| I was seeing things like Belkin and ANI Comunications INC, AboCom
| Systems, Inc.  and things in the Host Information on the stats page.
| I assume that because the cable network is just one big LAN, these
| devices exists on the cable at others places on the same subnet as me.
| could anyone shed any light on these :) - or is it OK to see this data?
| Thanks

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