IPCAD installation on CentOS 7

IPCAD installation on CentOS 7

IPCAD installation on CentOS 7

 

IPCAD stands for IP Cisco Accounting Daemon. It runs in background, listens traffic on the specified interfaces, and records the traffic for later retrieval and analysis. IPCAD can use raw BPF devices, PCAP library, divert, tee or Linux iptables’ ULOG & IPQ packet sources to capture the packets.

 

1. Download:

wget ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/home:/aevseev/CentOS_CentOS-6/x86_64/ipcad-3.7.3-23.3.x86_64.rpm

2. Install:

yum install ipcad-3.7.3-23.3.x86_64.rpm

3. Modify the configuration file /etc/ipcad.conf as needed.
4. Enable on startup:

systemctl enable ipcad

5. Start:

systemctl start ipcad

6. View status:

systemctl status ipcad

To view accounting data:

rsh localhost show ip accounting

With IPCAD data and RRDtool you can make very nice graphics, like below.

IPCAD and RRDtool graph example
Those who are interested in learning how to create this kind of graphs are invited to post.

IPCAD installation on CentOS 7




IPCAD installation on CentOS 7
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