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Lists all listening ports together with the PID of the associated process

Terminal - Lists all listening ports together with the PID of the associated process
netstat -tlnp
2009-02-15 14:20:25
User: fulat2k
Functions: netstat
Lists all listening ports together with the PID of the associated process

The PID will only be printed if you're holding a root equivalent ID.


There are 5 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
lsof -Pan -i tcp -i udp
2010-06-07 15:22:44
User: atoponce
Tags: netstat lsof

This command is more portable than it's cousin netstat. It works well on all the BSDs, GNU/Linux, AIX and Mac OS X. You won't find lsof by default on Solaris or HPUX by default, but packages exist around the web for installation, if needed, and the command works as shown. This is the most portable command I can find that lists listening ports and their associated pid.

netstat -plnt
2011-09-30 19:56:32
User: DopeGhoti
Functions: netstat

While `lsof` will work, why not use the tool designed explicitly for this job?

(If not run as root, you will only see the names of PID you own)

netstat -nptl
2009-12-11 10:23:43
User: sputnick
Functions: netstat

Alternative of OJM snippet :

This one show the IP too, where ports bind. It's very important, because if there's only instead of, connections from internet are rejected.

netstat -anpe
2011-12-06 18:27:09
User: anarcat
Functions: netstat

Lists all opened sockets (not only listeners), no DNS resolution (so it's fast), the process id and the user holding the socket.

Previous samples were limiting to TCP too, this also lists UDP listeners.

netstat -tunlp
2010-06-07 13:26:05
User: ender_x
Functions: netstat
Tags: netstat

Shows you all listening tcp/udp ports, and what program has them open(depending on rights)

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What others think

BSD equivalent:

sockstat -l4

(that's a small L)

Comment by lme 318 weeks ago

for german users there is a simple way to remember a similar command:

netstat -tulpen

(tulpen = tulips in german)

Comment by Hollow 315 weeks and 3 days ago

I prefer:

netstat -paten

also easy to remember :-) and gives not only listening ports, but also running processes and their owning users

p.s. mnemonic of course is

netstat -patent

but 2nd t is simply redundant

Comment by vleolml 310 weeks and 4 days ago

Following will also show UDP sockets:

netstat -tulnp
Comment by realist 296 weeks and 3 days ago

lsof -Pan -i tcp -i udp

Comment by solarislackware 281 weeks and 1 day ago

not for OS-X :(

Comment by ab 269 weeks and 3 days ago

In OS-X I am using a little script: http://gist.github.com/330338

Comment by nuxlli 267 weeks ago

the switches in this command are gnu-specific. likely, the gnu netstat won't be running on any other operating systems than linux-based ones. a better utility that is more portable is lsof, as @solarislackware pointed out.

Comment by atoponce 254 weeks and 4 days ago

Best to run:

# netstat -plntu

This way you see UDP conns too.

Comment by kernel01 88 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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