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Hi all,

I installed ntop on my debian box today. It looks like a very decent program and will probably give me more info than I care to know! Originally all I wanted was a program that showed me how much throughput I am using in any given period. I'm paying for my bandwidth usage on a monthly basis and I want to keep my isp honest :)

Hopefully ntop does this...I can't tell as of yet because it's only been installed for a few minutes. If I decide to keep it, I'd like to have it so that only I can view the results. I don't have X installed on this machine but I can check ntop reports with a browser from another machine if I point it to that box at port 3000. Since ntop has an embedded http server, I don't think I can configure it so that a password has to be entered to view the results. My question here is how can I configure ntop so that a password is required to view the results?

I'm awarding 500 points to the easiest, most detailed answer. I will also consider an alternative program that can generate the info I'm after...and if it could actually break it down per user that would be awesome...but I'd settle for just total throughput reporting. Thanks in advance,

-Pat
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 2000 total points
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Go to the "Admin" tab, click on the Users link and set a password for the admin user.

Then click on the "URLs" link, click on "Add URL" and leave the directory part of the URL empty. This will apply this rule to all of the ntop directories. Then make sure that you have "admin" in the Authorised Users field. Click on "Add URL"

From now on, only the admin user should have access to the ntop web pages.
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Thanks khkremer,

That did exactly what I wanted. As impressive as ntop is so far, this is one thing that could definitely be improved. The setup for users and pages is not very intuitive...or at least it wasn't to me anyways!

Thanks again for your help,

-Pat
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