Using ntop tools (including PF_RING ZC) on Docker

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Software containers are an elegant way to deploy software applications. If you are wondering if ntop supports software containers the answer is yes. Whenever new stable versions of packages are built, containers hosted on are automatically updated.

Instead if you want to build a custom container, you can use the docker files we maintain.

Container support is full, including PF_RING ZC that can natively run on Docker as specified in this document. using a simple command like

sudo docker run -v /dev/hugepages:/dev/hugepages --cap-add ipc_lock ubuntu18 pfcount -i zc:99@0

this without the complexity for instance of DPDK.

Note that you need one software license per physical host to give you the freedom to run multiple applications instances on Docker. You can read more here for details.