pmacct is a small set of multi-purpose passive network monitoring tools [NetFlow IPFIX sFlow libpcap BGP BMP IGP Streaming Telemetry].
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  • Online:

  • Distribution tarball:

    • ChangeLog: History of features version by version
    • CONFIG-KEYS: Available configuration directives explained
    • QUICKSTART: Examples, command-lines, quickstart guides
    • FAQS: FAQ document
    • INSTALL: basic installation guide
    • docs/: Miscellaneous internals, UNIX signals, SQL triggers documents
    • examples/: Sample configs, maps, AMQP/Kafka consumers, clients
    • sql/: SQL documentation, default SQL schemas and customization tips


  • Resolve dependencies, ie.:

    • apt-get install libpcap-dev pkg-config libtool autoconf automake bash [Debian/Ubuntu]
    • yum install libpcap-devel pkgconfig libtool autoconf automake bash [CentOS/RHEL]
  • Build GitHub code:

    • git clone
    • cd pmacct
    • ./
    • ./configure [check-out available configure knobs via ./configure --help]
    • make
    • make install [with super-user permission]