NTOP eating my processor :-D

  • Hi all,

    I've installed a 1.0.1 pfsense cluster I have also installed NTOP on the master node. I have been using NTOP package with pfsense releases from quite a while and never had any problem until today.
    If fact I can't access ntop page (or at least one time if it is right after the startup of ntop).
    Looking with top in a shell showed that after starting ntop all is right for 10 or 15 seconds and then ntop starts to consume more and more CPU time and it never stops ….I tried to let it work 2 hours and nothing changed.

    Any clue ? I know this package is beta and nobody applies for it but if someones knows ntop....perhaps you have already seen that kind of behaviour....


  • i have the same problem, i am using 512 Mb of RAM and a Pentium4 2.6 processor.
    NTOP stops from time to time

  • Unfortunately this is being asked more and more.  NTOP is fundamentally broken on FreeBSD.  The author claims FreeBSD's threading model is broken and does not appear to want to fix it.

  • does darkstat do the same or quite the same as NTOP does ?

  • Darkstat can't be really compared to ntop. It doesn't log as much information and doesn't let you do analysis in detail like ntop does.

    See http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,2117.msg13574.html#msg13574 for a possible solution (though requires an additional machine).

  • darkstat stops also here

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