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       NeTAMS - Network Traffic Accounting and Monitoring Software.


       netams [-dlq] [ -f <config-file> ]


       NeTAMS  is  a Network Traffic Accounting and Monitoring Software. It works as a daemon for
       FreeBSD, Linux and Solaris operating systems. Supported traffic  information  sources  are
       tee/divert/ip_queue/libpcap/netflow  v5; storages are BerkleyDB/MySQL/PostgresSQL. Various
       aggregation, vizualisation and notification ways are implemented.  Authorization,  quotas,
       bandwidth control, flexible accounting and blocking policies are also here.


       -d     do not become daemon

       -f config-file
              config-file specifies an alternate configuration file to use.

       -l     turn logging to file on

       -L     turn logging to syslog on

       -p pid-file
              pid-file specifies an alternate pid file to use.

       -P     do not create a pid file (by default, pid file created while options -l or -L used)

       -q     do not produce any output


       You can run NeTAMS in three different modes depending on data source type:

       libpcap allows you to capture all traffic on specified interface, exactly as tcpdump does.

       netflow  collects  all  NetFlow  v5  UDP packets coming from Cisco router or external flow
       producer like flowprobe/ipfw2netflow/ng_netflow. You don't need in any  additional  system
       features  to run libpcap or netflow accounting, but you cannot do any filtering with these
       data sources.

       divert or ipq captures all IP traffic going via your UNIX router, and you need to  prepare
       system for that.

       If you system is FreeBSD, your kernel configuration must have:

       options IPFIREWALL
       options IPDIVERT

       otherwise  you will be not able to pass data packets to the program. Type "dmesg" and have
       a look.

       If you have Linux, you must use kernels 2.4.* or above, and  iptables.  Your  system  must
       have  netfilter package and libipq library properly installed; both are typically not in a
       default  installation.  You  should  visit   site,   read   the
       documentation,  download,  install  it  and  rebuild a kernel. Or at least check 'modprobe

       For   a   serious   work,   install   the   SQL    database,    or,  and  do  not  use unix hash database from libdb (also supported by


       SIGHUP or SIGUSR1 will cause  log  file  to  be  closed  and  opened  again.   Useful  for

              will terminate the program safely.


       /var/lib/netams/netams.conf (symlink /etc/netams/netams.conf points to it)
              Main configuration file.

              Startup script.

              Daemon logs.



       Anton Vinokurov <>, Yuriy Shkandybin <>

                                         24 November 2004                               NETAMS(8)