Running nProbe and ntopng on Ubiquity EdgeRouter Lite

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On this blow we have already discussed on how to compile and run ntopng and nProbe on a BeagleBoard and Raspberry Pi. Now we explain (courtesy of  Shane Graham) how to achieve the same on a Ubiquity EdgeRouter Lite, a cheap yet powerful router.

First, setup the proper Debian repository:

configure
set system package repository squeeze components 'main contrib non-free'
set system package repository squeeze distribution squeeze
set system package repository squeeze url http://http.us.debian.org/debian
set system package repository squeeze-security components main
set system package repository squeeze-security distribution squeeze/updates
set system package repository squeeze-security url http://security.debian.org
commit
save
exit

Install the prerequisites for compiling nProbe:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool automake autoconf

Prepare to compile:

tar zxvf nprobe_6.15.131104_svn3774.tgz
cd nprobe_6.15.131104_svn3774

Compile and install:

./autogen.sh
 make
 make dat files
 sudo make install

You can now run nProbe or compile ntopng the same way.  The platform is quite efficient and nProbe uses very little CPU cycles, much lower than other processes such as Squid used for URL monitoring.

Enjoy!