[CentOS] ntop from rpmforge

Steve Huff shuff at vecna.org
Thu Dec 10 20:00:54 UTC 2009

On Dec 10, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Ausmus, Matt wrote:

> Anywho, I wanted to post this response to a thread that was created  
> back in November 2008 about the ntop daemon failing to start.  I’m  
> currently setting up ntop as a NetFlow & SFlow collector and came  
> across the issue.  A quick refresher, the init script for ntop has  
> an issue where it can’t parse the ntop.conf file correctly if  
> switches are entered before the “@/etc/ntop.conf”.  The suggested  
> work around was to move the “-d –L” switches from in front of the “@/ 
> etc/ntop.conf” and put them behind it.  This is definitely the fix.   
> There is a caveat to that and I haven’t found anyone that has  
> mentioned it so I thought I would.  According to the documentation,  
> if you add the switches after the “@/etc/ntop.conf” those will  
> override the configurations in the ntop.conf file.  While this isn’t  
> an issue with the “-d” option, if you decide to use a custom syslog  
> level and add it to the conf file, the “-L” switch after the conf  
> file will override your custom log facility.  In my init file I left  
> the “-d” but removed the “-L” expecting me to put my own syslog  
> entry in the conf file.

thanks for the report!  the appropriate place to report such issues is  
the RPMforge users' list, <users at lists.rpmforge.net>.

i've committed a fix; once the package is rebuilt, it should appear in  
the repository.


If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an  
improbable fiction. - Fabian, Twelfth Night, III,v

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