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 From:  Vinc Duran <uberpfloyd at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] How to monitor workstation network traffic
 Date:  Fri, 3 Feb 2006 03:06:07 -0700
ntop runs very nicely on one of my routers with pfsense too.

On 2/2/06, Benjamin H. Henry <ben at magothy dot net> wrote:
> Ntop is a network probe which uses a NIC in "promiscuous" mode, attached
> to the network through a hub, a monitoring port on a switch, or a
> network tap. It basically sees all network traffic on that segment of
> the network. You wouldn't want to run it on your firewall, as it is
> resource intensive and not sufficiently stable for such a device.
>
> How to build a passive ethernet tap: http://www.snort.org/docs/tap/
>
> Chris Mason (Lists) wrote:
> > Benjamin H. Henry wrote:
> >> Take a look at ntop: http://ntop.org. It gives you so much info about
> >> every node on your network it's scary. An easy way to try ntop is by
> >> using the Network Security Toolkit http://nst.sourceforge.net/nst/, a
> >> bootable Live CD which includes ntop.
> >>
> > How would this work? If the application is not running on the firewall,
> > how would ntop know what packets were going through the firewall?
> >
>
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