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Iptraf for DD-WRT?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by wildbi111, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. wildbi111

    wildbi111 Network Guru Member

    Has anyone seen a working version of iptraf that will run on DD-WRT? In the past with other firmware I could get iptraf to run but when pointed at the external interface it did not see the traffic properly and displayed very little information. It sure would be useful to login and be able to run iptraf.

  2. wildbi111

    wildbi111 Network Guru Member

    re: iptraf

    For those of you not familiar with iptraf here's a link to the home page:

    Iptraf Home Page

    And a screen Shot:

  3. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i dont think that anyone has ever ported it to the wrt
  4. Chazza

    Chazza Network Guru Member

    I've got it running like you but it doesn't see the traffic properly. It seems to think all IP packets have checksum errors and hence doesn't show any useful stats from them.
  5. koaschten

    koaschten Network Guru Member

  6. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    I tried ntop for Windows with DD-WRT Pre4 last night, worked pretty well. That might be another option for anyone who wants complete traffic detail.
  7. oopsibrokeit

    oopsibrokeit Network Guru Member

    and where might i find this wonderous software??

  8. oWeRp

    oWeRp Network Guru Member

  9. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    ntop.org only has binary builds for *IX, they charge for the Win32 binary. However this company has a free package that includes a Win32 build of Ntop:


    Note that on my system (WinXP Pro) their installer failed to properly register ntop as a system service. If you run Win2000/XP and NTop doesn't show up in your service list, open a command prompt, go to the folder where NTop-Xtra was installed, and install the service this way:

    ntop /i

    After that launch the service through the Administrative Tools -> Services console. By default ntop will be reachable through http://localhost:3000 - this can be reconfigured through the web page.

    Also, don't forget to create an RFlow virtual interface, and switching monitoring to it. This can be created on the Plugin management page in NTop (through your browser).

    Let me know if you need additional help in setting up the DD-WRT side of it and getting ntop to talk with your router.
  10. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    rflow collector is also a ntop tool
  11. bummpr

    bummpr Network Guru Member


    Thanks for the great link...nTop is very nice. But I do need a bit more info on RFlow. And what do I need to do to get ntop to talk with the WRT54??

    Thanks for the help! :blob:
  12. bummpr

    bummpr Network Guru Member

    More info please

    Thanks for the great link...nTop is really slick. But I do need some more info on understanding RFlow, plugin management and having ntop talk to my WRT's.

    Thanks again!
  13. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    Re: More info please

    I'm currently at work, but I'll try to whip up some detailled tutorial tonight or this weekend on how to setup NTop with DD-WRT under WinXP. The tutorial I relied upon myself had a few errors and lacked details on the NTop part of the configuration, I should be able to provide something more detailed.
  14. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    why don't you use rflow collector. its a ntop tool
  15. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

    Because having installed NTop on a couple of servers in the past, I went with something I was already familiar with :) Beside, I only did it out of curiosity, I'm not going to use it.
  16. RMerlin

    RMerlin Network Guru Member

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