How to check listening ports on CentOS

Sometimes you need to know what your server is serving.

That is, what applications or programs are running on the server that are accessed over the network and what port are they listening on.

I’m used to netstat on Windows, lets give that a try

[[email protected] hassconfig]# netstat -a
-bash: netstat: command not found

OK, so lets

https://www.google.com/search?q=centos+netstat

Which first result gives me

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/146190/commands-not-found-netstat-nmap-on-centos-7

It seems on CentOS7 the classic netstat has been replaced by the iproute2 suite. Thanks slm.

So we now have a list of CentOS 7 networking commands

Deprecated Linux networking commands and their replacements

How to view just listening ports using ss

https://www.google.com/search?q=ss+listening+ports

which gives me

https://www.linux.com/learn/intro-to-linux/2017/7/introduction-ss-command

And in the excellent article i can see the command i need

[[email protected] hassconfig]# ss -4 state listening
Netid Recv-Q Send-Q                                                                          Local Address:Port                                                                                           Peer Address:Port
tcp   0      128                                                                                         *:8123                                                                                                      *:*
tcp   0      50                                                                                          *:microsoft-ds                                                                                              *:*
tcp   0      50                                                                                          *:netbios-ssn                                                                                               *:*
tcp   0      128                                                                                         *:ssh                                                                                                       *:*
tcp   0      100                                                                                 127.0.0.1:smtp                                                                                                      *:*

This tells me on IPv4 my server is listening on ports 8123, 445 (microsoft-ds), 139 (netbios-ssn), 22 (ssh) and (probably) 25 (smtp) on the loopback interface.

 

 

Posts created 6

One thought on “How to check listening ports on CentOS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top