Installation of NIPAP

NIPAP is officially supported on Debian and Debian derivatives. This includes pre-built packages, an automated installation (using Debians post-installation script) and above all, that it is tested.


If you are running a Debian system or a Debian derivative, see installing on Debian for instructions.

NIPAP should be able to run on any Unix-like operating system but you will need to install dependencies and NIPAP manually. See installing on Unix systems for instructions.


For upgrading on Debian / Ubuntu make sure you use:

apt-get dist-upgrade

The 'upgrade' command will not install any new dependencies and since it's fairly common that we introduce new dependencies in NIPAP it's prudent to always use dist-upgrade.


Once you have NIPAP installed on your machine, read nipap configuration for a configuration guide of the NIPAP backend (nipapd).

Check out CLI configuration and / or configuration of nipap-www which covers the necessary configuration for setting up the NIPAP web UI.