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We are using a report server that listens on port 8001. If we start the report server (through a script) a second time, it will fail because port 8001 is already taken up by the first instance. How can I modify my script to check that the port is already taken up, so that I won't start the server again?

I can use telnet, but it's going to prompt me to enter something. All I need is to check that the server is listening on that port.
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a short
  netstat -an | grep 8001
should show you
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Status like idle, listen, established shwo that somthing bound to it already.
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If you are looking for a certain port for a given process ID (pid) use
# pfiles $pid | grep "sockname:" | grep "port:" | awk '{print $NF}'`

If you need a report for ALL ports, run this script:
#!/bin/ksh
for pid in `ps -ef -o pid | tail +2` ; do
 port=`pfiles $pid 2>&1 | grep "sockname:" | grep "port:" | awk '{print $NF}'` > /dev/null
 [ ! -z "$port" ] &&  echo "`pfiles $pid 2>&1 | grep \"^$pid:\"` => `echo $port`"
done

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