The main network top utility for Linux-based operating systems, based on the libpcap library
ntop is able to sort network traffic based on protocols, display network traffic, display traffic statistics, store traffic statistics in RRD format, identify computer users, identify host operating systems, display IP traffic distribution, analyze IP traffic, display IP traffic subnet matrix, report IP protocol usage, and output RMON-like network traffic statistics.
The software is also capable of acting as a NetFlow or sFlow collector for different flows that were generated by switches like Foundry Networks, or routers like Cisco and Juniper.
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What's New in version 4.1
- Legacy code and protocols were removed.
- Support was added for modern "protocols" such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Memory usage was reduced. Application stability was increased.