Ntop is computer software that probes a computer network to show network use (Traffic Analytics) in a way similar to what the program top does for processes. In interactive mode, it displays the network status on the user’s terminal. In Web mode, it acts as a web server, creating a HTML dump of the network status. (ntop requires a license to fully work). In this step by step guide I will show you how to install ntop on your Synology NAS using Docker.
Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it ntop. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install NTOP. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=ntop \ -p 3000:3000 \ -v /volume1/docker/ntop:/etc/ntopng.license:ro \ --net=host \ --restart always \ ntop/ntopng:stable
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install NTOP” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install NTOP – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:3000 Type in the default username and password, then click Login.
After you click Login at STEP 9 you will be prompted to change the default admin password with your own. Click Change Password. Follow the instructions in the image below.
All your devices Traffic Analytics at a glance.
Note: If you want to run the ntop container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
Note: If you are using another docker container that uses port 3000 like Adguard, at STEP 5 you have to add the code below instead of the one above.
docker run -d --name=ntop \ -p 3016:3000 \ -v /volume1/docker/ntop:/etc/ntopng.license:ro \ --restart always \ ntop/ntopng:stable
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the ntop container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.
Note: ntop requires a license to fully work.
This post was updated on Thursday / May 5th, 2022 at 12:53 PM